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    10 Stories About Technology

    10 Stories About Technology

    As part of our celebration of Short Story Month this year, we are studying the ways in which fiction grapples with technology—be it twitter, imagined futures populated by robots, or the unexpected power of the emoji. We would like to…

    Flash Fiction Contest Closes May 31

    Flash Fiction Contest Closes May 31

    For us, spring is the season of longer days and shorter stories. You have just a little over two weeks left to submit to our Flash Fiction Contest, which will award $3000 and publication to the best story of 1000…

    New Voices: “Birth Stories” by Sarah Harris Wallman

    New Voices: “Birth Stories” by Sarah Harris Wallman

    Today we are pleased to present the third-place winner of our Short Story Award for New Writers: “Birth Stories” by Sarah Harris Wallman. We were immediately taken with this story which is told in short vignettes that chronicle the experiences…

    New Voices: “A History That Brings Me to You” by Katie M. Flynn

    New Voices: “A History That Brings Me to You” by Katie M. Flynn

    Today, we are thrilled to publish “A History That Brings Me to You” by Katie M. Flynn, the second-place winner of our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers. This story astounded us. It toggles between the point-of-view of a twelve-year-old girl whose parents are in the midst of a divorce and a neighbor across the way. The manner in which their narratives coalesce—and differ—is what makes this story so beautiful. “Her father. That’s who her mother had been on…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Submissions to our Flash Fiction Contest are now open! Thank you to everyone who submitted to The Masters Review Volume VII with stories selected by Rebecca Makkai. This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays by emerging writers and is sent to editors and agents across the country. We will announce the results this summer and look forward to reading an excellent group of stories. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2018, and 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.
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