The Masters Review Volume VI

Stories and Essays Selected by Roxane Gay

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Winter Short Story Award

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Featured Fiction

Stories by Guest Writers

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    Fall Fiction Contest Winners

    Fall Fiction Contest Winners

    We're so pleased to introduce the winners of our Fall Fiction Contest, with stories selected by Kelly Link! The first place winner is awarded $2000, publication, and a year's subscription to Duotrope. Meet the winners after the jump!
    15 Contests and Journals With Deadlines in January

    15 Contests and Journals With Deadlines in January

    We've culled the lists, we've read the guidelines, and we've compiled our favorite submission opportunities for writers in January. Includes The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Award, Ploughshares general submission closures, and more!
    New Fiction! “The Harshest Landscape We Know” by Lindsay Tigue

    New Fiction! “The Harshest Landscape We Know” by Lindsay Tigue

    In Lindsay Tigue’s “The Harshest Landscape We Know,” a woman who has recently lost her husband writes a series of letters to people who have frozen to death. Tigue’s story is dense, disturbing, and powerful.

    New Voices: “Babyland” by Steve Edwards

    New Voices: “Babyland” by Steve Edwards

    Today we welcome “Babyland” by Steve Edwards to our New Voices library. This touching story about father and daughter isn’t what you expect from a piece about fatherly love. Baby Emma has been six months old for fifteen years. She simply doesn’t age, and in this whip-smart, emotionally resonant story, her family experiences the joys, frustrations, and sorrows of caring for a child that is forever young. “In his worst moments, when his grading has piled up, or when Grace…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our SHORT STORY AWARD. Winners will announce in the spring. ROXANE GAY is selecting stories for the sixth volume of our anthology, open until March 31. Submit now! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, is distributed nationally, and sent to editors and agents across the country. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights upcoming projects for 2017, 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. NEWS: The winners of our FALL FICTION CONTEST have been announced! Stories publish this spring.
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