Dark Tales is now ten years old! To celebrate we have re-launched our short story contest...Current deadline is 31st December.

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 for each contest entry (plus a critique, and proof edit, if required): 

Pay in British pounds
Pay in US dollars

Or (2) Take out a subscription to the contest for £5 ($8 US) per month or £50 ($80 US) per year. You can then enter two stories, or one story plus a tick-sheet critique, into each month's contest: 

Select monthly or annual contest subscription
Select monthly or annual contest subscription

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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Subscribe to the print anthology here... Click the button below:

Only £20 in the UK:

Just $55(US) elsewhere:

If you're in the UK, you can subscribe or order single issues using our printable order form:

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Get the Dark Tales 14 e-book

£ 1.49 

This volume has many textures and shades, proving that the short story is definitely alive, kicking, and as entertaining as ever.
Touch, Typing - Georgina Bruce
Divination - Ilan Lerman
The Unnameable Made Flesh - Mike Russell
Inconsequences - Michael Law
Goldeneyes - Caroline Clark
Cuttings - Jane Hayward
Home Truths - Sally Spedding
From the Diary of Alverstoke Gangrene - Shaun Aquilina
From A Great Height - Anthony Murray
Interaction - Katherine Spink


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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Get the Dark Tales 16 e-book...

£ 1.99 

...directly from us

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