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    Helen Oyeyemi is Judging our 2020-2021 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers!

    Helen Oyeyemi is Judging our 2020-2021 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers!

    Red alert! December is approaching fast, which means it’s almost time for our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers! This year’s contest will be judged by Helen Oyeyemi, author of What is Not Yours is Not Yours. The contest…

    Litmag Roadmap: Louisiana

    Litmag Roadmap: Louisiana

    On the road again: We’re headed south to the bayou, to the land of “Crocodile” and Mardi Gras and “The Monster in Back Bruly” and so many fantastic literary journals. Melissa has rounded up a few of them for to…

    Reading through the Awards: Lot, by Bryan Washington

    Reading through the Awards: Lot, by Bryan Washington

    In a continuation of our series of micro-reviews, assistant editor Brandon Williams brought together a group of ardent readers to give their quick-hit impressions of recent books which have won major awards from the literary world. Bryan Washington’s Lot, recent…

    December Deadlines: 11 Contests and Prizes Ending This Month

    December Deadlines: 11 Contests and Prizes Ending This Month

    It has been A YEAR, to put it mildly, and many people have used writing as an outlet to express themselves. If you have something to say, or yell, or SHOUT, here’s your chance to share it with a ready audience! Let yourself be heard!   FEATURED! Short Story Award for New Writers OPENS December 1st! Our own contest isn’t ending anytime soon, but that just gives you more of an opportunity to get started! The Masters Review is looking…

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    Our Winter Short Story Award opens on December 1st. Judge announcement soon! 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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