2016 Fall Fiction Contest Shortlist

December 21, 2016

Congratulations to the fifteen writers chosen for our 2016 Fall Fiction Contest shortlist! The following stories were sent to Kelly Link for final selection and the winners will be announced on or before January 15, 2017. Thank you again to everyone who submitted. We were blown away by the quality and creativity of the work. Stay tuned for the winning stories and writers!

2016 Fall Fiction Contest Shortlist

“Athena Dreams of a Hollow Body” by JR Fenn

“Egg-Laying Queen” by Kristen Arnett

“Family, Family” by Jeannine Ouellette

“Good Creatures, Small Things” by Cate Fricke

“Mannequins” by Jen Fawkes

“Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre

“Property House” by Jess Pane

“Schrödinger’s Insurgents” by Shane Collins

“Scut” by Danielle Lea Buchanan

“Such Friends” by Leslee Becker

“The Döppelgangers of Thurston Place” by Josh Jones

“The Giant of Luna Park” by Jonathan Baker

“The Only People On Earth” by Ally Glass-Katz

“The Promised Land” by Devin Symons

“The Tanner Scale is Always Wrong” by Christina Milletti


At The Masters Review, our mission is to support emerging writers. We only accept submissions from writers who can benefit from a larger platform: typically, writers without published novels or story collections or with low circulation. We publish fiction and nonfiction online year-round and put out an annual anthology of the ten best emerging writers in the country, judged by an expert in the field. We publish craft essays, interviews and book reviews and hold workshops that connect emerging and established writers.

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