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We run a variety of competitions and produce anthologies from the best of the entries. Each competition is attached to one or more charity which receives a percentage of the profits.

All entries are judged anonymously and equally. We match our judges with the competition genre because our aim is to find the best.

All our competitions carry cash prizes. In the anthology we publish the prize winners, the best of the shortlist and invited contributions from professional writers. The anthologies go through our professional editing process and if your work is published in one of them, we will give you a permanent author page on our website so you can point your friends, family and fans to your work.

We believe that competitions like ours can boost the careers of budding authors by showcasing their work alongside professional writers. And it's a great way for us to spot new talent. More than one of our shortlisted writers in our early competitions has gone on to become a professional and best-selling author in their own right.

It's a great win-win for creativity and that, after all, is why we exist!

So mouse over the competitons tab above to check out our current competition and to see the results of our previous contests.

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  1. Synthesis by Boris Glikman and various authors

    Synthesis by Boris Glikman and various authors

    Synthesis is a gripping science fiction anthology featuring established authors alongside debut writers. Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf’s Kryten) has written the Foreword and the collection features Drew Wagar, Stuart Aken and Boris Glikman. The amazing artwork is by Alvaro Escudero, and the cover was designed by Heather Murphy.

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    Starting at: £2.75

  2. The Dummies Guide to Serial Killing and other Fantastic Female Fables

    The Dummies Guide to Serial Killing and other Fantastic Female Fables

    WINNER of the 2019 CWA Short Story Dagger: The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing and other Fantastic Female Fables is a charity anthology featuring best-selling author, Danuta Reah, and critically acclaimed writer, Mary Brown, alongside the winning entries from our Fantastic Female Fables competition.

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    Starting at: £1.99

  3. 666 by Michael Brookes and various authors

    666 by Michael Brookes and various authors

    The 666 horror anthology comprises stories of exactly 666 words and includes tales from Michael Brookes, Nathan Robinson, Linda Acaster, Stuart Aken, Regina Puckett and John Scotcher.

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    Starting at: £2.99

  4. Dread Cold

    Dread Cold

    Here comes the fear.


    Dread Cold – a Fantastic Books horror anthology set in a cold icy world where a castle stands by a still blue lake.


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  5. Dreaming of Steam

    Dreaming of Steam

    23 railway inspired tales that mine a rich seam of creativity from the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. From pure fiction to basis in fact; from wonderfully evocative and painstaking detail to distant viewpoints, from the 1850’s through to the present day and on into the future, every tale in this remarkable collection will entertain you as it brings alive the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds. “The range is truly fascinating from supernatural and science-fiction to wartime drama and accounts based on real people and events” - Lord Faulkner of Worcester, President of the Heritage Railway Association

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    Starting at: £2.99

  6. aMUSEing Tales by Heather Maisner and various authors

    aMUSEing Tales by Heather Maisner and various authors

    A children’s short story anthology of 14 Fantastic stories that will fire your children’s imaginations and open their eyes to worlds of dragons, mermaids, self exploration, moral guidance and good old fashioned fun.

    Check out the amazing cover by Paula Murphy and professional contributions from Heather Maisner and Boris Glikman. Internal illustrations by Jolanta Dziok.

    Contributions from Boris Glikman, Heather Maisner, Sara Barnard, Katy Huth Jones, Stirling Davenport, Patricia Crumpler, Nuzhat Anwar, Susan Kite, Peter Ford, John D Slater.

    10% of the proceeds of this books will be donated to the WWO (WorldWide Orphans foundation).

    Enjoy these sometimes fishy but always entertaining tales!

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    Starting at: £0.99

  7. Ours by Maureen Duffy and various authors

    Ours by Maureen Duffy and various authors

    Maureen Duffy, acclaimed modern poet, is the star of Ours, a motherland-themed anthology that also features established and up and coming poets from around the world.

    This is a collection for poetry lovers and serious scholars.

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    Starting at: £1.99

  8. Fusion by Drew Wagar and various authors

    Fusion by Drew Wagar and various authors

    A collection of 25 stories of fantasy and science fiction from around the globe, each illustrated by digital artist Alice Taylor. This collection has been compiled from the winners of the Fantastic Books Publishing International Charity Short Story Competition 2012 and features 2 stories from our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken. 10% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund - Registered Charity Number - 1000739) who do sterling work in the field of global cancer prevention.

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    Starting at: £1.25

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