The 2022 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers Shortlist!

November 1, 2022

We are delighted to announce the fifteen stories selected for this year’s Summer Short Story Award for New Writers shortlist! Thank you to every one of our submitters, who made our jobs so difficult, and congratulations to the fifteen writers represented on the list below. Guest judge Chelsea Bieker will be selecting her favorite three from this list, which we will publish next spring!

Leap Year by Chloe Alberta

Lavender Hill by Aba Amissah Asibon

The Distant Daughter by Brenda Salinas Baker

Penelope and the Lotus Eaters by Casey Bell

Jamie Takes the Wand by Emma Binder

The Atonement of Uli Baal by Zeeva Bukai

Homeboy by Nancy Garcia

Blood and Phlegm by Alexandra Gilwit

Run, Sister by Lindsay Haber

The Sum of All Amazements by Lyndsie Manusos

Vacation by Kells McPhillips

Feu Follet by Rebecca Meredith

The Original Model by Laura Picklesimer

Gleaners by Richard Schwarzenberger

Something Good by Melissa Sonico



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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