DETAILS: JUDGED BY KATHY FISH! We love our call for flash fiction, which awards $3000 and publication to the best piece of fiction under 1000 words. 2019’s finalists will also be awarded a spot in Kathy Fish’s online Fast Flash workshop. 2017’s winner was also published with PEN America. Small + powerful.
DETAILS: It’s our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers! Working with five agencies, our winner and honorable mentions earn agency review as well as publication. The winning story earns $3000. Second and third place runners up receive $300 and $200, respectively. Check out our Summer Award information and last year’s winners, including Caitlin O’Neil, who recently signed with Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman as a result of the contest.
DETAILS: Expert feedback from the comforts of home. We are proud to be working with editors from Tin House, The Paris Review, and American Short Fiction to bring you feedback on your stories and essays from the best in the field. Limited spots available. Registration is open until slots are filled. More here.
DETAILS: The winning story of our Fall Fiction Contest will be paid $2000, awarded publication online in The Masters Review, and will receive a note from our judge on why the story was selected. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100, respectively, as well as correspondence from our judge. Fifteen finalists will be acknowledged in December and the winners will be selected from that pool. Details on the upcoming contest can be found here.
We hope to announce our 2018 shortlist in mid-April. Stay tuned! DETAILS: Guest judged by AIMEE BENDER! Our Short Story Award for New Writers hosts an awesome winter award. Working with five agencies, our winner and honorable mentions earn agency review as well as publication. The winning story earns $3000. Second and third place runners up receive $300 and $200, respectively. Check out our Summer Award information and recent winners, including Caitlin O’Neil, who recently signed with Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman as a result of the contest.
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! We hope to announce our 2019 shortlist in mid-June. DETAILS: Finalists selected by KATE BERNHEIMER! Our anthology prize produces work for our printed book, and each year recognizes ten winners. Over $5000 is awarded to new writers in our search for the best new talent. 2018’s judge was Rebecca Makkai. Details here.
Our New Voices category is always open and always free to submit. Selected stories are paid $0.10/word up to $200 and are published on the site. Read New Voices stories here. For submission guidelines, click here.
Want to submit? Guidelines can be found on the submissions page.
All open submission categories can be accessed here: