DETAILS: It’s our first Chapbook Contest! The winning writer will be awarded $3000, manuscript publication, and 50 contributor copies. The incredible Steve Almond is judging the inaugural contest! We’re seeking to celebrate bold, original voices within a single, cohesive manuscript of 25 to 40 pages. We’re interested in collections of short fiction, essays, flash fiction, novellas/novelettes, and any combination thereof, provided the manuscripts are complete (no excerpts, chapters, works-in-progress, or other incomplete work), and function cohesively. Our esteemed guest judge will write an introduction for the winning chapbook. More details coming soon.
DETAILS: Our Short Story Award for New Writers hosts an awesome winter award, with judge KIMBERLY KING PARSONS! 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 Winter Award information and last year’s Summer and Winter winners, including Joe Bond, who earned representation from Sarah Fuentes of Fletcher & Company as a result of this contest.
DETAILS: Check out this year’s shortlist! 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. The judge for The Masters Review Volume IX is the phenomenal Rick Bass! Details here.
DETAILS: Check back in September for our finalists! We love our call for flash fiction, which awards $3000 and publication to the best piece of fiction under 1000 words. 2020’s judge is SHERRIE FLICK! 2019’s finalists were also awarded a spot in Kathy Fish’s online Fast Flash workshop. 2017’s winner was also published with PEN America. Small + powerful.
DETAILS: Closed! Check back at the end of October for our shortlist! Summer is for Short Stories! It’s our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers. This year’s finalists will be selected by Kali Fajardo-Anstine! Working with six 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 Summer and Winter winners, including Joe Bond, who earned representation from Sarah Fuentes of Fletcher & Company as a result of this 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.
Our New Voices category is always open and always free to submit. Selected stories are paid $200 for short fiction and narrative non-fiction, and $100 for flash fiction up to 1,000 words, 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: