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. A selection of our previous winners can be found in our ghost story anthologies.
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.
- 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.