Fall Fiction Contest Closes Next Week!

November 7, 2017

The days are darker and chillier, the leaves are tumbling from the trees—fall is in full swing! There is just over a week left to submit to this year’s Fall Fiction Contest judged by none other than Brian Evenson. So cozy up with your stories on these crisp fall nights and send us your best fiction under 7000 words.

The winner of this contest receives $2000, publication, and a note from Brian on why he chose the story. Second and third place stories earn $200 and $100, respectively, plus publication and correspondence from our judge. Check out the full contest guidelines here, and read our past Fall Fiction Contest winners below. Submissions close November 15.

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2016 Winners:

Night Beast”
by Ruth Joffre

Second Place Story:
“Family, Family”
by Jeannine Ouellette

Third Place Story:
“Good Creatures, Small Things”
by Cate Fricke

 2015 Winners:

“Linger Longer”
by Vincent Masterson

Second Place Story:
“Pool People”
by Jen Neale

Third Place Story:
by Marisela Navarro


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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