The Masters Review Blog

Feb 6

2017 Submissions Calendar

Nerdy as it may be, we love the satisfaction of marking new submission deadlines in our planners (or google calendars). Well, we’d like to share the thrill with a preview of our submissions calendar for the coming year. Whether you are looking for a workshop, details on anthology submissions, or a flash fiction contest (new this year!), we think you will find something to look forward to. You can also check out our calendar page, anytime, for more details. So go ahead: dive in.

Judged by Roxane Gay

We could not be more thrilled to have the wonderful Roxane Gay as our judge for The Masters Review Volume VI. Each year, we pair with a guest judge to select the ten stories and essays that will be printed in our anthology. We circulate the printed book to editors and agents across the country, and we are proud to put forth a collection that exemplifies the very best emerging talent. For us, this is what TMR is all about. This submission category is open now! Check out the details here.

PRIZES: $5000 awarded! Publication in the book.

DEADLINE: Mar 31, 2017

Our first-ever (!) Flash Fiction Contest is coming this spring. Starting on April Fool’s, submit your stories of 1000 words or less for a chance at $1000 and publication on the site. We love a good flash story, and we are psyched about this addition to our schedule. Stay tuned for more details.

PRIZES: $1000 awarded

DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

Our Short Story Award for New Writers offers three emerging writers publication, cash prizes, and review by top agents. Honorable mentions also receive publication and agency review. For more details, check out our SSA page.

PRIZES: $2000, publication, and agency review to the winner. $200, $100, agency review, and publication to the runners up.

DEADLINE: July 30, 2017

Do you want personalized feedback on a story or essay from one of the top editors in the field? If so, consider participating in our workshop this summer. Last summer, we were proud to pair with editors from The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, and The Kenyon Review. Lookout for details on this year’s workshop. Spots fill up fast!

DEADLINE: Rolling through Aug 31, 2017 

Lest you forget, our New Voices category is always open, always free to submit. So go ahead: send us those stories and essays. Selected pieces are paid $0.10/word up to $200 and published on the site. Check out the New Voices archive, and, our submission guidelines.

That’s it for now. We look forward to reading your wonderful stories and essays this year!

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