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.