The Masters Review Blog

Jul 2

Summer Short Story Award Now Open for Submissions

The Summer Short Story Award for New Writers, judged by Tope Folarin, is NOW OPEN for submissions! Submit your very best fiction up to 6,000 words by August 31 for your chance to win $3,000, publication, and agency review! Next week, we will be publishing the winner of our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, if you’re looking for inspiration.

$3000 + Publication + Agency Review

Submit now!

  • Winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review
  • Second and third place prizes ($300 / $200, publication, and agency review)
  • Stories under 6000 words
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Translations allowed, providing the story has not been published in another language
  • 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. Writers with novels published with a circulation of fewer than 5000 copies can also submit.)
  • International submissions allowed
  • $20 entry fee
  • Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication
  • If requesting an editorial letter, please indicate on your cover letter if the submissions is fiction or creative nonfiction
  • To view a list of our most commonly asked questions regarding submitting to The Masters Review, please see our FAQ page.

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