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    New Voices:  “Operation” by Scott Gloden

    New Voices: “Operation” by Scott Gloden

    Today, it is our pleasure to present to you the first-place winner of our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers: “Operation” by Scott Gloden. This pithy story is told from the point-of-view of a sixteen-year-old girl whose sister suffers…

    “This Is How A Writer Writes A Story” by Margaret Malone

    “This Is How A Writer Writes A Story” by Margaret Malone

    Margaret Malone crafted this wonderful essay about her path to becoming a writer. It’s charming, funny, and one of our favorite essays this year. “The feeling of writing for me, and why I fell for it so hard, was one…

    The Masters Review Volume VI Shortlist – Roxane Gay

    The Masters Review Volume VI Shortlist – Roxane Gay

    Congratulations to the thirty writers recognized on this year’s anthology shortlist. Roxane Gay will select the ten winning stories and essays for publication, which will announce in mid-June. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We received more submissions than ever…

    June Deadlines: 10 Contests And Prizes With Deadlines This Month

    June Deadlines: 10 Contests And Prizes With Deadlines This Month

    We’re about to officially enter summer, and that certainly deserves a celebration! Use the extra hours of sunlight to fuel your spirit for short stories and consider entering these wonderful contests and magazines with deadlines in June. Featured! The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest $20000 and Publication in PEN America Don’t forget this important late May deadline! Our own Flash Fiction Contest ends on May 31 and the winner earns $2000 and publication on PEN America online. Second and third…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Anthology Prize. We recently announced our shortlist and are waiting for ROXANE GAY to select the winners! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, is distributed nationally, and sent to editors and agents across the country. Our CALL FOR FLASH FICTION is now open and brand new this year! Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2017, 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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