Fall Fiction Contest

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Winners Announced!

Short Story Award For New Writers


Now Available!

The Best Stories by Emerging Writers


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    New Fiction! "Ledgers" by Claire Boyles

    “Ledgers” by Claire Boyles is the second-place winner of our Short Story Award For New Writers. Claire’s story is about an ornithologist who returns home to care for her father after he suffers a stroke. Claire does a beautiful job of connecting her story’s disparate elements in a way that drives at the heart of her characters and themes. You’ll love this beautiful tale about nature, family, and loss.
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    10 Magazines and Contests With Deadlines in October

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    7 Books We're Looking Forward To This Fall

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    The Masters Review Volume V – Now Available!

    The Masters Review Volume V – Now Available!

    The Masters Review Volume V with stories selected by Amy Hempel is now available for purchase. Our guest judge writes in her introduction: “I wanted narratives that overturned expectations, that gave me a much-needed respite from real life with sentences I would quote to friends, and—in the best cases—stories that gave me ideas for better addressing the facts of real life…” We’re so pleased to share this very special collection with you. It represents ten writers who we believe will…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS. You can meet the winners and read their stories on our contest page. AMY HEMPEL selected stories for the fifth volume of our anthology, which is now available. This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, and is distributed nationally, sent to editors and agents across the country, and includes an introduction from Amy Hempel. It is one of our favorite projects each year and serves as a major endorsement for new writers. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights upcoming projects for 2016, including our Fall Fiction Contest hosted by Kelly Link. SUBMIT NOW! It's going to be a great year! Remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers. NEWS: The Masters Review Volume IV with stories selected by Kevin Brockmeier was an honorable mention for best anthology in the INDIEFAB Awards. Congratulations, Volume IV authors!
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