Submission Call: General Short Story Submissions
Our standard, always-open submission call.
Deadline: open now / no deadline
Word count: 1,000-20,000 words
Submission fee: standard (see submission guidelines).
Payment and rights: standard (see submission guidelines).
Aside from a week or two during holidays, The Fiction Desk is always open for general short story submissions. When we've finished one anthology, we start work on the next. Just send us your story when you think it's ready.
Our 'general' category is our standard, catch-all category. It includes the range of styles and genres that feature in all of our anthologies: literary or general fiction, light supernatural or science fiction, and combinations of those.
If you've read one of our anthologies, you'll know the kind of thing we're looking for. If not, the best way to get a sense of what we publish is to pick up a recent volume. Our latest, Somewhere This Way, is out now.