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“Sitting up in the dark, he took a deep breath and scented a familiar, beguiling trace in the air…”

Deep Green Leaves, Alex Clark

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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:

For more information on submitting work to The Fiction Desk, please read our submission guidelines.

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