A Pledge to Pay Writers – $15,000 This Year

September 15, 2015

payout to writersAlways a free way to submit, always paid for your work.

The Masters Review believes in providing a platform for emerging writers, a place where new writers are published and paid for their work. This year, our anthology paid out $5000 to new writers, and our Short Story Award and Fall Fiction Contest will pay out nearly $4600 to winners upon completion. And while these contests help us continue with projects like the publication of our book — a major endorsement for emerging writers — it also allows us to stay in the game.

Our New Voices stories pay $0.10/word up to $200 for any piece accepted and are always open and always free to submit. By the end of the year we set a goal of paying emerging writers over $5000 for their fiction and essays via New Voices, at absolutely no charge to submit. That’s $15,000 a year to emerging writers. It’s part of our pledge to support the literary arts and the writers we believe will continue to produce great work. Why? Because we believe the sense of community in the literary world is at the heart of how new writers begin and how established authors continue.

Join us by submitting a story, sharing our publication, or reading our words. Thank you to all our readers and writers for helping us reach our goal of paying new writers for great work.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. — Haruki Murakami

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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