This Summer at The Fiction Desk
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by Rob
3w ago
Our summer submission calls Our summer reading period is open now, and will run until Friday, 27th September, 2024. Until then, we’ll be running two calls for short story submissions: Our General Submission Call is our standard call for stories in any of the themes and styles we features in our anthologies. We will also ..read more
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Our Submissions Deadline is 31st May!
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
1M ago
The deadline for our spring short story submissions period is 31st May. Until then, we’re running two separate submission calls: Our special themed call this year, for short stories about food. Our open submission call, for general fiction in any of the styles and genres featured in our anthology series. You can find out more ..read more
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Weak Teeth, Edinburgh, and the Cost of Living: a Q&A with Lynsey May
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by Rob
2M ago
Photo: John Need Media Many years ago, Lynsey May’s short story ‘Two Buses Away’ was the very first story featured in our very first anthology, Various Authors. Now her debut novel, Weak Teeth, has been published in its paperback edition, and this month it’s been selected as Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Month. We thought ..read more
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New Ghost Stories IV is out now!
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M 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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Coming Soon: New Ghost Stories IV
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M ago
Our new anthology, New Ghost Stories IV, will be published at the end of April, and it’s available to pre-order now. New Ghost Stories IV is part of our occasional series dedicated to supernatural fiction, and includes stories from Fiction Desk regulars Alastair Chisholm, Matt Plass, Jo Gatford, Mark Taylor, and Cindy George, as well ..read more
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Fiction Desk authors on the BBC Short Story Award shortlist
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M 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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Revisiting Houses Borders Ghosts
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M 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 publish, 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!
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M 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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Jo Gatford wins the Fiction Desk Writer’s Award
The Fiction Desk
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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Submission opportunities this winter at The Fiction Desk
The Fiction Desk
by Rob
7M ago
Here’s a quick guide to submission calls this autumn and winter here at The Fiction Desk. We’ll have two submission calls open during this period: Our general submission call is for stories on any theme, in any of the genres we usually feature in our pages. This is open now, with a deadline of 31 ..read more
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