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    New Voices: "Pool People" by Jen Neale

    FALL FICTION WINNER! We’re so pleased to introduce the second place winner in our Fall Fiction Contest judged by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer: “Pool People” by Jen Neale. In this astounding story, the water in a community pool turns solid, trapping its swimmers inside. The pool people, as they come to be called, are alive, though no one on the surface knows this. The story goes into the consciousness of each suspended swimmer, as they think about their lives outside of the pool, realities that seem increasingly distant.
    Submit! The Masters Review Volume V Judged by Amy Hempel

    Submit! The Masters Review Volume V Judged by Amy Hempel

    $5000 Awarded. The Masters Review Volume V is open to submissions! Our anthology is a collection of ten stories written by today’s best emerging writers. It showcases authors who we believe will continue to produce great work. This year Amy Hempel will select the winners. Deadline to submit is March 31.
    February Deadlines

    February Deadlines

    The shortest month has arrived, but there are plenty of opportunities to submit. Check out these 14 contests with deadlines and contests in February (some as soon as the 15th!) Includes: American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, and Tin House.

    Six New Voices Stories to Read on Valentine’s Day

    Six New Voices Stories to Read on Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and to celebrate we have compiled a list of some of our favorite stories from our New Voices section, which features fiction and narrative nonfiction by emerging writers published online. Whether you want to celebrate your love for your partner, your family, or your pet—or if you simply want to read a tale in which all men are zombies—we have a story for you.  If You Love Your Pet If your furry companion occupies a…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Welcome, 2016. AMY HEMPEL will be selecting stories for the fifth volume of our anthology, which opens to submissions on Jan 15, 2016, and will showcase today's best emerging writers. This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, and is distributed nationally, sent to editors and agents across the country, and includes an introduction from Amy Hempel. It is one of our favorite projects each year and serves as a major endorsement for new writers. Our FALL FICTION CONTEST wrapped up late last year, awarding $2000, publication, and a letter from guest judges ANN AND JEFF VANDERMEER to the winner. All three finalists will publish on the site this year. Also, check out or calendar page, which highlights upcoming projects for 2016. It's going to be a great year! 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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