The Masters Review Blog

Dec 7

2022 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers: Finalists!

Chelsea Bieker has done the impossible and selected her finalists from a very tough pool of submissions for this year’s contest. Congratulations to Nancy Garcia, author of “Homeboy”, this year’s winner and recipient of our $3,000 prize! Thank you again to all of our submitters. We couldn’t do this without you. Check back next year to read these winning stories, and be sure to submit to our Winter Short Story Award, which is accepting submissions through January 31.


Homeboy by Nancy Garcia

Second Place

Leap Year by Chloe Alberta

Third Place

The Distant Daughter by Brenda Salinas Baker

Honorable Mention

The Sum of All Amazements by Lyndsie Manusos

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