Dark Tales has been publishing the best new horror and speculative fiction, selected from our competition, since 2003...Send us your stories -
urrent deadline is 31ST JANUARY. we are currently catching up on all the results and thought it best to get christmas out of the way too.
We have two online (PayPal) options for the contest.

For either option, email your stories to stories@darktales.co.uk once you've paid. 
(1) Pay a single entry fee per story of £4, or £8 with a tick-sheet critique, £20 with a tick-sheet critique and edit:

Pay in British pounds
Pay in US dollars

or (2) Take out a subscription to the contest from just £2.50 per month. There are options for a tick-sheet critique (£5) and an edit plus critique (£15): 

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If you're in the UK you can enter our contest by post - click the link to download a printable entry form:

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Get the Dark Tales 16 e-book...

£ 1.99 

...directly from us

As well as our regular contest, we now offer a critique service for stories in any genre from just £5 per story. Details here. Printable order form here:

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Congratulations to Kier Hull, whose story 'Mr Caper's Children' is the winner for June - you can now read it online for a limited time here.


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