2022 Flash Fiction Contest Shortlist

August 23, 2022

We are proud to share the fifteen stories selected by our editorial team for this year’s Flash Fiction Contest shortlist. These pieces are now off to Kim Chinquee, our guest judge, who will pick the winning three stories. Thank you to all of our terrific submitters for your continued support. Our flash contest is one of our favorites, and this year’s submissions did not disappoint! Check back near the end of September for the winners, and congratulations to those on our shortlist!

The Poet, Her Bergère by dm Armstrong

My Sister Versus Tomatoes by Kate Barss

Love Letter in Black by C. Adán Cabrera

Near Wolves Running by Salvatore Difalco

New Moon by Sara Maria Greene

How You Sleep at Night by Lucinda Holt

Sealskin by Haley Kennedy

Unni by Sena Moon

Absolution by Kathryn Phelan

Out, Brief Candle by Hannah Roberts

Survival Training by Michelle Ross

It’s Been So Long by Charlotte Simmonds

Keys by Rudy Thauberger

Blood by Keith Wilson

The Physiology of Arriving by Michele Wong


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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