Short Story Award Winners – Summer 2017

October 3, 2017

Congratulations to the Winners and Honorable Mentions of our Short Story Award for New Writers! The winning story, “Demonman” by Julialicia Case is awarded $3000, publication, and agency review from Sobel Weber, The Bent Agency, Writers House, and Trident Media. Second and third place stories are awarded $200 and $100, respectively, publication, and agency review. Our Honorable Mentions will also be sent to agents and have earned publication. 

We were absolutely blown away by the quality of work we saw in this group and look forward to publishing these fantastic stories later this fall.


First Place Story:
“Demonman” by Julialicia Case

Second Place Story:
“The Devil is a Liar” by Ngwah-Mbo Nkewti

Third Place Story:
“Iron Boy Kills The Devil” by Sheldon Costa

Honorable Mentions:

“Private Affair” by D.S. Englander
“Bluebeard” by Rayna Jensen


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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