Flash Fiction Contest Open! $3000 for Under 1000 Words

April 13, 2018

Oh yes. We love a good piece of flash fiction. Flash is a small but powerful form. A flash story is a little capsule for innovation, for velocity, for emotion. We are proud to announce that our second-ever Flash Fiction Contest is now open to submissions. The winner receives $3000 and publication on the site and second and third place receive $200 and $100 respectively, along with publication. See the guidelines below and check out all of the details on the contest page.


  • Winner receives $3000 and publication
  • Second and third place prizes are $200 and $100 respectively
  • Stories under 1000 words
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.)
  • International submissions allowed
  • $20 entry fee allows up to two stories – if submitting two stories, please put them both in a SINGLE document.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication
  • Dazzle us
  • Have a question? Check out our FAQ!

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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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