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    New Voices: “Together, Maureen” by Amanda Emil Anderson

    New Voices: “Together, Maureen” by Amanda Emil Anderson

    Today, we are pleased to present the third-place winner of our Fall Fiction Contest judged by Brian Evenson: “Together, Maureen” by Amanda Emil Anderson. In this story a woman, Maureen, literally becomes two different people after the sudden loss of…

    Ooligan Press 2018 Write to Publish Flash Fiction Contest!

    Ooligan Press 2018 Write to Publish Flash Fiction Contest!

    We are proud to be partnering with Ooligan Press for the second time in order to publish the winner of their 2018 Write to Publish Flash Fiction contest on our site! The winner will also receive $50 and the opportunity…

    Eight New Voices Stories To Read on Valentine’s Day

    Eight New Voices Stories To Read on Valentine’s Day

    It’s almost Valentine’s Day again. Yeah, the holiday can be kind of schmaltzy, but it’s nice to have an entire day dedicated to showing affection for the people we care about. To help celebrate we have compiled a list of…

    Stories That Teach: “Letter to the Lady of the House” by Richard Bausch & the Power of Schmaltz

    Stories That Teach: “Letter to the Lady of the House” by Richard Bausch & the Power of Schmaltz

    In our Stories That Teach series, we take a close look at our favorite tales to see what they can teach us about craft. We’ve examined the fictional lessons and social relevance of Susan Minot’s story “Lust,” dissected the elegant sentences in Lauren Groff’s “Ghosts and Empties,” and considered what makes Steven Barthelme’s “Heaven” so effective. In our February edition of Stories That Teach, we discuss one of our old favorites: “Letter to the Lady of the House” by Richard…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Submissions to The Masters Review Volume VII with stories selected by Rebecca Makkai are now open! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays by emerging writers and is sent to editors and agents across the country. Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Winter Short Story Award! We will announce the results this spring 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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