Dark Tales Monthly Short Story Competition - latest deadline 28th February


Dark Tales Monthly Short Story Competition

Original, unpublished horror and speculative fiction of up to 5000 words required. Deadline last day of each month.

Prize money: £200 ($325 US), £100 ($160), £50 ($82), £5 ($8) for all other shortlisted entrants; plus publication in the professionally-illustrated anthology Dark Tales.

Entry fee £3 ($5), £6 ($10) to include tick-sheet critique, £15 ($40) to include tick-sheet critique and proof edit. Free entry for subscribers - subscribe for just £15 for four issues if you're in the UK, or $40(US) elsewhere.

Full details here:

Dark Tales - horror and speculative fiction

Read extracts from previous winning stories here:

Dark Tales XIV Preview

You can also read a classic Dark Tales story for free at:


And go directly to our contest page here:

Dark Tales

Entries can be paid for and uploaded online, or if you're a UK resident can be sent to:

Dark Tales Short Story Competition
7 Offley Street

Cheques/P.O. payable to 'Dark Tales'.