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October 13, 2015
White Scary Halloween mask on the ground

In thirteen words or less.

White Scary Halloween mask on the ground

It isn’t Friday the 13th, but it is October 13th, and the number 13 carries with it a dark and unlucky history. Which is why today we’re asking for your best unsettling, disturbing, grotesque, gothic, and scary stories in 13 words or less.

Send your best scary story in 13 words or less to contact (at) mastersreview (dot) com by October 26th, and we’ll publish our favorites in a Flash Fiction Freak out on Halloween Day.

Happy writing. PLUMP BLACK BUG

(Can’t say it in thirteen? Then consider our Fall Fiction Contest, currently open through October 31. Up to 7,000 words of your best fiction. $2000, publication, and story feedback from Jeff VanderMeer to the winner.)


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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