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    New Voices: “Humboldt Park Blues” by Randy William Santiago

    New Voices: “Humboldt Park Blues” by Randy William Santiago

    Randy William Santiago’s “Humboldt Park Blues” is a coming-of-age story set in the inner city of Chicago. The narrator of Santiago’s story discovers a world in which he can no longer rely on his brother’s protection, after Rubén meets Vanessa….

    December Deadlines: 12 Contests and Prizes Ending This Month

    December Deadlines: 12 Contests and Prizes Ending This Month

    2021 is coming to a close, soon, and so are these 12 contests and prizes! Strike up a fire and get those manuscripts whipped into shape. There’s a new year coming! TRIPLE FEATURE! The Masters Review’s Novel Excerpt Contest Closes…

    Ye Chun Will Judge This Year’s Winter Short Story Award for New Writers!

    Ye Chun Will Judge This Year’s Winter Short Story Award for New Writers!

    That’s right, folks! We’re pleased to be working with Ye Chun for the 2021-2022 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers! The contest will be open from December 1st through the end of January. We’re looking for the best short…

    Deadline TONIGHT: The Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest Judged by Dan Chaon Closes At Midnight!

    Deadline TONIGHT: The Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest Judged by Dan Chaon Closes At Midnight!

    If you’re waiting until the last minute to submit, well, it’s almost here. Our first Novel Excerpt Contest closes tonight at midnight PT—give a final look to those 6,000 word excerpts and send them our way. We can’t wait to read what you’ve written. The Masters Review is hosting its first Novel Excerpt Contest! We’re looking for excerpts that show off a sense of style, with a clear grasp on craft: narrative, character, and plot. Choose wisely! Your excerpt can…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    The inaugural Novel Excerpt Contest is open now through November 30th. Submit the best section of your unpublished novel for the chance to win $3000, publication, and a consultation with a literary agent. Dan Chaon is judging. Our call for chapbooks is open from September 1 through December 31. This year, Matt Bell will be selecting the chapbook that The Masters Review will publish next fall. Be sure to check out our calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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