Summer Short Story Award Finalists!

January 2, 2020

At last! The finalists for the Summer Short Story Award for New Writers are in. The three winning stories were selected by guest judge Tope Folarin, with the honorable mention selection from The Masters Review staff. Please help share the love and congratulate these four authors on their excellent work. And remember, the Winter Short Story Award for New Writers (judged by Kimberly King Parsons) is closing at the end of this month!


Ghost Story by Becca Anderson

Second Place

Escape Velocity by Karisa Tell

Third Place

Mutts by Shane Page

Honorable Mention

Terraforming Mars by Emmett Knowlton


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