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    2021 Summer Short Story Award Shortlist

    2021 Summer Short Story Award Shortlist

    We are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers! These fifteen selections are now with Kristen Arnett who will select the finalists, and we anxiously await her decision. Thank you to all…

    2021-2022 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers Now Open for Submissions!

    2021-2022 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers Now Open for Submissions!

    The 2021-2022 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers is now open for your submissions through the end of January. You can find out all the details on our contest page. We’re proud to continue to offer this great contest…

    Deadline TONIGHT: The Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest Judged by Dan Chaon Closes At Midnight!

    Deadline TONIGHT: The Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest Judged by Dan Chaon Closes At Midnight!

    If you’re waiting until the last minute to submit, well, it’s almost here. Our first Novel Excerpt Contest closes tonight at midnight PT—give a final look to those 6,000 word excerpts and send them our way. We can’t wait to…

    New Voices: “Aprovecha” by Mason Boyles

    New Voices: “Aprovecha” by Mason Boyles

    This week’s New Voices story comes to us from Mason Boyles. In “Aprovecha,” Rena’s brother, Walt, makes an unexpected appearance, early, for once, for her birthday. Walt’s career has caused friction in their family, and now Rena doesn’t know what to expect of Walt. Will this time be any different? Boyles’s prose, relying on sharp, precise verbs, carries this humid story along its strange journey. Sink in below. The lady pulls a button bag out of her pocket. Two emoji-yellow…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Now through January 31, submit your best fiction and creative nonfiction to the Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, judged by Ye Chun! $3000 prize, agency review, and online publication to the winner. Our call for chapbooks is open from September 1 through December 31. This year, Matt Bell will be selecting the chapbook that The Masters Review will publish next fall. 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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