The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition
Our ghost story competition is now an annual ghost story submission call. It next runs from October 2023 - January 2024. Find out about the new call here.
Here at The Fiction Desk we regularly publish supernatural fiction, both in our mixed-genre anthologies and in dedicated volumes.
In the past we ran an annual ghost story competition to help us find these stories. We have now replaced the competition with a new annual submission call for ghost stories.
Our annual ghost story submission call runs from October to January each year. Sometimes we run a call for all types of supernatural fiction, and sometimes we'll have a particular theme.
You can find out more about this year's submission call here. A selection of our recent supernatural fiction, as well as the winners of our old ghost story competition, can be found in our ghost story anthologies.
Why the change?
Running our annual ghost story hunt as a submissions call rather than a competition has some great advantages:
- It costs much less than entering a competition.
- You'll get a quicker response. (We usually reply within four weeks - no need to wait for deadlines and judging.)
- 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 submit 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. And do read one of our anthologies before sending in your own work.