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    Winter Short Story Award for New Writers: Now Open!

    Winter Short Story Award for New Writers: Now Open!

    Our 2019-2020 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, judged this year by Kimberly King Parsons, is NOW OPEN for submissions! Submit your very best fiction up to 6,000 words by January 31 for your chance to win $3,000, publication,…

    Deadline MIDNIGHT: Submit Today For Our Fall Fiction Contest, Judged by Anita Felicelli! $2000 Prize!

    Deadline MIDNIGHT: Submit Today For Our Fall Fiction Contest, Judged by Anita Felicelli! $2000 Prize!

    The clock is ticking—only hours remain until the submission window closes for our Fall Fiction Contest! Three finalists will be selected by Anita Felicelli, author of Chimerica and Love Songs for a Lost Continent. The winning story receives a $2,000…

    December Deadlines: 13 Prizes Available This Month

    December Deadlines: 13 Prizes Available This Month

    The weather outside may be frightful, but central heating should leave you perfectly comfortable and ready to write! ‘Tis the season for delightful surprises, so take a chance and enter one of these amazing contests! FEATURED! Fall Fiction Contest! Date…

    Craft: ̶H̶o̶w̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶W̶r̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶A̶ ̶N̶o̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶O̶n̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶L̶u̶n̶c̶h̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶ ̶ Scraps on Process by Lynda Montgomery

    Craft:  ̶H̶o̶w̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶W̶r̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶A̶ ̶N̶o̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶O̶n̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶L̶u̶n̶c̶h̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶ ̶ Scraps on Process by Lynda Montgomery

    The Masters Review reader Lynda Montgomery shares her thoughts on writing exercises championed by Lynda Barry, one of 2019’s recipients of the MacArthur Grant. If you find yourself short on time, or struggling with generating ideas, experiment with scraps!   1. I love reading advice essays. It’s like eating popcorn—attention-grabbing but not substantive. One can consume without believing. 2. In my new job, we have a lunch hour— an actual close the front door, don’t answer email, leave your desk…

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    Our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, judged by Kimberly King Parsons, is open for submissions through January 31. This year's winner will receive a $3,000 prize, along with publication and agency review! Be sure to check out or 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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