Summer Short Story Award Winners 2018

November 28, 2018

We would like to offer another warm thank you to everyone who submitted to our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers. We received an overwhelming amount of incredible fiction, and we truly enjoyed reading each and every one of your stories. We are proud to announce the winners and honorable mentions for this award. The winner will receive $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review. All three of our winning stories will be published on the blog.


“Confirmation” by Alina Grabowski

Second Place Story:

“Portrait of a Virgin” by Rachel Cochran

Third Place Story:

“A Country Where I Am Beautiful” by Patricia Smith

Honorable Mentions:

“Headshot” by Charles Ullmann
“We Are The Horizon” by Laura Fletcher

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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