The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition
From 2019, we're replacing our ghost story competition with a new annual submission call for ghost stories.
From October to January, we'll be open for ghost story submissions of two kinds: general unthemed stories, and ghost stories on a specific theme. This theme will be announced when we open the call at the start of October.
Find out more about the new submission call here.
Why the change?
Sending us a short story submission has some great advantages over entering the old competition:
- It costs much less than entering the competition (just £3, or free with the purchase of an anthology).
- You'll get a quicker response (we usually reply within two weeks).
- Your submission doesn't have to stand alone: if you choose to, you can include any supporting or background information in the synopsis field of the submission form. You can also send more than one story to give us a better idea of your overall work.
For more information on submitting work to The Fiction Desk, please read our submission guidelines.