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    The 2020 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers!

    The 2020 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers!

    Welcome to July! This is one of our favorite months of the year because it means our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers is now open for submissions! This year’s finalists will be selected by the fantastic Kali Fajardo-Anstine….

    New Voices: “Sorry About Your Bird” by Kathryn M. Barber

    New Voices: “Sorry About Your Bird” by Kathryn M. Barber

    In Kathryn M. Barber’s “Sorry About Your Bird,” Libby and her wife Claire leave Claire’s grandmother’s funeral with an unexpected passenger: Captain, a parrot Claire’s grandmother had kept for years, whose favorite phrase is a string of obscenities. Dive into…

    July Deadlines: 12 Writing Contests Ending This Month

    July Deadlines: 12 Writing Contests Ending This Month

    Just like a dazzling firework, these wonderful contests will be gone before you know it! Take the time to check out our curated list, and find the perfect fit for your explosively brilliant writing! Richard J. Margolis Award Inspired by…

    The Masters Review Volume XI Shortlist

    The Masters Review Volume XI Shortlist

    After much deliberation, our editorial team has selected the 30 entries to this year’s Anthology contest that will be sent to Rick Bass for final consideration. We were quite pleased with how difficult the decisions were this year! Thank you to all of our wonderful submitters. Be on the lookout for our finalists announcement later this month. We can’t wait to see which of these submissions are selected! Congratulations to all on the shortlist. A Lot of Words For It,…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    The Summer Short Story Award for New Writers is open until August 30th. This year's finalists will be selected by Kali Fajardo-Anstine! The winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects, 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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