2021 Summer Short Story Award Finalists!

December 30, 2021

What better way to close out the year than with the announcement of the winners? Kristen Arnett selected the finalists for this award from an extremely competitive pool. I can’t imagine these choices were easy. Thank you again to all of our submitters. We wish you a wonderful new year, and we can’t wait to share these stories!


Night Stencils by Sherine Elbanhawy

Second Place

Wish You Were Here by Carlee Jensen

Third Place

All This is Yours to Lose by Marcus Tan

Honorable Mention

Degenerate Matter by Jen Galvao


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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