It is with sadness that I have to announce that the March Dark Tales contest will be the last.
The anthology and the competition have been running since 2003 but due to full time work commitments and for personal reasons I can no longer put the required time and effort in. I sincerely hope this is only a temporary measure. 

Thank you to all the writers that have entered the contest and submitted their hard work for inclusion in Dark Tales, and I wish you all the best with your creative endeavours.

All outstanding contest results will be announced, and all critiques will be sent out, as soon as possible.

Sean Jeffery - Editor and Publisher

Dark Tales has been publishing the best new horror and speculative fiction, selected from our monthly competition, since 2003
...Send us your stories - we are doing some catching up, so our current deadline is 31st March. If you are a monthly contest subscriber you can enter four stories into the March contest (or two stories plus two critiques).

We have two online (PayPal) options for the contest.
For either option, email your stories to once you've paid. 
(1) Pay for each contest entry (plus a critique, and proof edit, if required): 

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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: 

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

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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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