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If you subscribe to our email newsletter, you might already know that last week we launched our first themed call for submissions. ‘Houses and Homes‘ is all about the places where we live and the way that they affect our lives. There should be plenty here for short story writers to get their teeth into: […]
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Today we’re announcing the latest winner of the Fiction Desk Writers’ Award. Although we’ve recently stopped running writing competitions (here’s why), the Writers’ Award is something a little special. It’s awarded to the best story in each anthology, as voted for by the contributors themselves. As well as getting the thumbs-up from their fellow writers, […]
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Over the years we’ve found some fantastic stories through the writing competitions we’ve run here at The Fiction Desk. There’s no doubt that our pages have been enlivened by ghost stories, newcomers, and flash fiction that we might not otherwise have had the chance to see – and there’s more to come, as our most […]
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Announcing the winners and shortlist of the 2018 Newcomer Prize for Short Stories.
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A guide to file formats and document types for submitting work for writers of fiction.
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The shortlist and winning stories from The Fiction Desk's 2018 Ghost Story Competition.
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A look at the 2018 edition of Whitaker’s Almanack, and its potential usefulness for fiction writers.
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Today we announce the shortlist and the winners of the 2017 Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition.
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It’s time to reveal the winner of the Writers’ Award for our latest anthology, New Ghost Stories III. The Fiction Desk Writers’ Award isn’t like the other competitions we run from time to time: it’s awarded to the best story in each anthology we publish, and is voted for by the contributors to that anthology. […]
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The 2018 edition of the Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition is now open for entries. This year there’s a first prize of £500, along with second and third prizes. Entry costs £8, and the closing date is Wednesday, 31st January 2018. (The competition closes at midnight UK time, so don’t get caught out if you’re […]

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