Revisiting Houses Borders Ghosts
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by Rob
5M ago
The first and most important thing to do if you’re planning to submit short stories to a magazine or series publisher is read them first. Pick up a couple of issues, or anthologies, or whatever it is they do, and read them closely. Work out what they’re trying to do as publishers, and whether what ..read more
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Our annual ghost story submission call is open now!
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by Rob
5M ago
Always one of the most popular (and entertaining) parts of our editorial year, our annual ghost story submission call is now open. Supernatural fiction has always been an important part of our output here at the Fiction Desk – just as it’s always been an important part of the history of the short story as ..read more
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And He Shall Appear: novel coming from Kate van der Borgh
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by Rob
5M ago
We are delighted to hear that Kate van der Borgh has found a publisher for her debut novel, And He Shall Appear. Kate’s stories have appeared in two Fiction Desk anthologies to date: Home, Time was featured in Houses Borders Ghosts, and The History Lesson was in Separations. And He Shall Appear is described in ..read more
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Our latest Writer’s Award Winner
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by Rob
7M ago
It’s time to announce the latest winner of the Fiction Desk Writer’s Award. This award is presented for the best story in each anthology we publish, and is judged by the contributors to that volume. Time time we had a particularly challenging contest, with a three-way tie between Matt Plass, Jacqueline Gabbitas, and Jo Gatford ..read more
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Summer Submission Call
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by Rob
9M ago
Our summer short story submission call is now open. There’s no particular theme for this call, so just take a look at one of our recent anthologies, and send us your best work. If you’re interested in supernatural fiction, it’s work checking out our latest anthology, New Ghost Stories IV. For a more general selection ..read more
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New Ghost Stories IV is out now!
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by Rob
9M ago
Our latest anthology, New Ghost Stories IV, is out now. You can find out more, or order your own copy, right here ..read more
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Our September Kindle sale
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by Rob
1y ago
Information on our autumn Kindle sale ..read more
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Fiction Desk authors on the BBC Short Story Award shortlist
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by Rob
2y ago
The BBC have just announced the shortlist for this year's National Short Story Award, and it features two Fiction Desk authors ..read more
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Announcing our latest Award Winner
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by Rob
2y ago
Today we’re announcing the latest winner of The Fiction Desk’s Writer’s Award. The Writer’s Award is presented to the author of the best story in each anthology we publish, as voted for by the contributors themselves. Because who could be better qualified than the people who write the stories? This time around the award is ..read more
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Introducing Volume 14: Houses Borders Ghosts
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by Rob
3y ago
We're delighted to announce that our new anthology, Houses Borders Ghosts, is due for publication at the end of this month ..read more
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