Flash Fiction Contest

$3000 for under 1000 words

// small. POWERFUL. //

 Our love of flash fiction runs deep. We are proud to now offer a contest dedicated solely to flash twice a year. This is the first time we have offered a summer contest for tiny and mighty fiction. The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication on The Masters Review site. Second and third place will be awarded $300 and $200, respectively, as well as publication in The Masters Review. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction.

GUIDELINES:
  • Winner receives $3000 and publication
  • Second and third place prizes are $300 and $200 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  • Previously unpublished stories only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: September 30, 2018
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication
  • To view a list of our most commonly asked questions regarding submitting to The Masters Review, please see our FAQ page.
  • Dazzle us

The winners of our Spring 2018 contest will be announced in September.

2017 Winners

Winner:
“Out and Out” by Latifa Ayad

Second Place Story:
“Lions in The House” by Beejay Silcox

Third Place Story:
“The Wheelchair” Mahreen Sohail

Honorable Mentions:
“Road Trip” by Rachel Attias
“Balter Cafe” by Elle Flythe


Author Rights

We purchase first serial rights for three months after publication, at which point all rights revert back to the author. Any reprints during that time are welcome, we simply ask for permission and acknowledgement.