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“I could open the case, have a peek, and sneak out again. Just a peek. No one would know…”

Uncle Dougie's Suitcase, Alastair Chisholm

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New Ghost Stories IV

The Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Over the years, the Newcomer Prize for Short Stories has brought us some wonderful writing and helped us to spread the message that we're always eager to read the work of new writers. However, we're no longer running the competition. We think we can better serve the writing community — and our readers — through our standard short story submission system, where we continue to welcome fiction from debut authors as well as more established ones.

Click here to read our general submission guidelines.

Sending us a short story submission has some great advantages over entering the old competition:

For more information, please read our submission guidelines. You can submit your stories today using the online submission form.

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