Fall Fiction Contest Winners Selected by Kelly Link!

January 10, 2017

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the following authors, whose stories were selected by Kelly Link as winners of our 2016 Fall Fiction Contest. The first, second, and third place winners receive $2000 plus a subscription to Duotrope, $200, and $100 respectively. All three stories will be published on the blog this year, so stay tuned. Thank you again to everyone who submitted; it was an honor to read your work. Cheers!


“Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre

Second Place Story:

“Family, Family” by Jeannine Ouellette

Third Place Story:

“Good Creatures, Small Things” by Cate Fricke

Honorable Mentions:

“The Promised Land” by Devin Symons
“Property House” by Jess Pane
“Athena Dreams of a Hollow Body” by JR Fenn


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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