Fall Fiction Contest

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Short Story Award For New Writers

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The Best Stories by Emerging Writers

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    Author Interview: “We Were The Drowners” by Josie Sigler

    Author Interview: “We Were The Drowners” by Josie Sigler

    The fifth volume of our anthology publishes on October 1st and will be available for preorder tomorrow. To celebrate its launch, we are interviewing each of the ten authors who appear in the collection. In the opening story, “We Were The Drowners,” a group of young swimmers deals with cancer and the risk of an emerging cluster. Author Josie Sigler discusses how her idea for the piece came about and some of the challenges she faced while writing it.
    Our Fall Fiction Contest is Open!

    Our Fall Fiction Contest is Open!

    Fall is our favorite time of year and this year’s contest is judged by one of our favorite writers -- Kelly Link. The winner will be awarded $2000 and publication. For full details and guidelines click the link!
    Interview With Jess Walter

    Interview With Jess Walter

    In this interview, Jess Walter discusses his writing style, (which author-friend Jim Lynch describes as “standup tragedy”) and his beginning as a writer. "Fiction only works when it poses the question..."
    September Deadlines: The best magazines and contests with deadlines this month

    September Deadlines: The best magazines and contests with deadlines this month

    We've culled the lists, we've read the guidelines, and we've sorted out our favorite September deadlines here. Fall is a busy time for writers, so get inspired by these awesome publications.

    New Voices: “The First Location” by Molly Reid

    New Voices: “The First Location” by Molly Reid

    Today, we are pleased to bring you the third place winner of our Short Story Award for New Writers: “The First Location” by Molly Reid. This story depicts the interior life of a woman, Shannon, as she reacts to the disappearance of a girl in her town, and struggles with her role as a mother at the same time as she tries to find footing for herself. This story stunned us with its immediacy and wit on the sentence level….

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS. You can meet the winners and read their stories on our contest page. AMY HEMPEL selected stories for the fifth volume of our anthology, which publishes in October. 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. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights upcoming projects for 2016, including our Fall Fiction Contest hosted by Kelly Link. SUBMIT NOW! 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. NEWS: The Masters Review Volume IV with stories selected by Kevin Brockmeier was an honorable mention for best anthology in the INDIEFAB Awards. Congratulations, Volume IV authors!
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