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“These regular anthologies ... are becoming essential volumes for fans of short fiction.”

— Scott Pack

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Short Story Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in The Fiction Desk. Please use this form to submit a short story for potential publication in our regular anthology of new fiction.

Please note that we are currently asking that all submissions are accompanied by a £3 submission fee, which helps with our running costs. For more information, please see our submission guidelines.

You aren't entering into any agreements or giving up any rights to your work by using this form. It's just a way to simplify the usual story submission process.

1. About You

Your Full Name Please give your real name, not your pseudonym / pen name.


Your Pen Name Please give your name as you would like it to appear in the story credit if you're published. (Leave blank if it's the same as above.)

Your Email Address


Please tick this box to start receiving our email newsletter, containing submission opportunities and news about our publications. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Your Full Address Please include the country.


Website If you have one.

Author Biography Just a couple of lines, with anything relevant to the subject matter, or any previous publications.


2. Submission Fee

We charge a £3 submission fee for each story submitted to us. By paying this, you'll contribute to our running costs and help us to support and publish new short fiction. We aim to respond to all submissions within two weeks. You can also choose to purchase one of our anthologies instead of paying the fee (this option appears on the next page).

You'll be able to make payment, or purchase an anthology instead, on the next page.

3. About Your Story

Title of Your Story


Approximate Word Count This should be between 1,000 and 20,000 words.


Brief Synopsis Tell us about your story in a couple of sentences!


4. Upload Your Story

Your story should be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).

The document should contain your real name, the title of the story, and your email address in the header. The manuscript should be double-spaced, in 12-pt Times New Roman type, on A4 or US Letter paper with one-inch margins and page numbers.

Please only attach one story at a time.

Attach Your Story:*

Please check this box to confirm that this story is entirely your own work, and does not contain any material written by anybody else, or copied from elsewhere.*


submission guidelines

Writing Competitions…

  • Please note that we are not planning to run any writing competitions in the near future. We welcome submissions of both general fiction and ghost stories through our standard submissions system linked above this notice.
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