The Masters Review Blog

May 22

2019-2020 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers: Finalists!

Winner winner, chicken dinner! The finalists for our 2019-2020 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers have been selected by guest judge Kimberly King Parsons. In what was certainly an agonizingly difficult decision, she has narrowed down the shortlist to these final 4 stories. Congratulations to the authors, and thank you so much to all of our submitters. We couldn’t do this without you! Be on the lookout for these excellent finalists upcoming on The Masters Review.


The Driver, Samantha Xiao Cody

Second Place

Joe Blake, Raeden Richardson

Third Place

The Easiest Thing in the World, Taylor Grieshober

Honorable Mention

Rapture, Chloe Seim

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