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    2021 Flash Fiction Contest Finalists!

    2021 Flash Fiction Contest Finalists!

    Here they are, folks! Stuart Dybek’s selections for the 2021 Flash Fiction Contest are in. We can’t wait to share these wonderful flashes with you. Congratulations to our finalists, and thank you so much to all of our submitters! We…

    New Writing on the Net: September 2021

    New Writing on the Net: September 2021

    In this month’s edition of New Writing on the Net, a man pursues a woman while a tumor takes up space in his skull; two friends raise an improbable fish; an older woman reflects on growing her life and the…

    New Voices: “My Life Partner” by Jack Cubria

    New Voices: “My Life Partner” by Jack Cubria

    “My Life Partner” by Jack Cubria, this week’s New Voices short story, follows Paul—narrator Roy’s best friend—and his relationship with Ada. In “My Life Partner,” Cubria has constructed an honest, conflicted narrator who loves Paul despite everything, through prose that…

    New Voices: “Imagine This, Thaddeus” by Brad Aaron Modlin

    New Voices: “Imagine This, Thaddeus” by Brad Aaron Modlin

    This week’s entry to our New Voices catalog comes from Brad Aaron Modlin: “Imagine This, Thaddeus” shows the titular character, Thaddeus, a monk in fourth century Egypt, in the midst of temptation. The voices are literally set against one another, as they battle, the Tempter poking at the very things he knows will sway Thaddeus the most: his loneliness, his comfort. Read on: But a child is a version of you, a child keeps you alive even after your body…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    The inaugural Novel Excerpt Contest is open now through November 30th. Submit the best section of your unpublished novel for the chance to win $3000, publication, and a consultation with a literary agent. Dan Chaon is judging. Our call for chapbooks is open from September 1 through December 31. This year, Matt Bell will be selecting the chapbook that The Masters Review will publish next fall. Be sure to check out our 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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