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

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 and enter the short story contest for free. 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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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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Dark Tales Volume 16 - here soon!

Here
soon! 


Dark Tales Volume 16 - Send in the Clowns - illustration by Megan Rose

Here
now! 

Our award-winning Volume XV  is still available... Preview it here. Order the print edition here:

£2.99(UK): 

$5.99 US (Outside UK) 

Or purchase Volume XV as an e-book:

British pounds: £1.99

US dollars: $2.99

Or get Volume XV from Amazon for £2.99. Click here.