The Masters Review – Call for Micro Ghost Stories – $50 Prize

October 5, 2016

There is nothing like a good, old-fashioned (or experimental) ghost story. This October, we are calling on our readers to share their spooky tales. Send us your most haunting stories of 250 words or less (in other words: micro fiction). Whether it is the narrative of a translucent figure appearing in the kitchen or the saga of a less traditional specter, we want you to play with the notion of what a ghost story is. Entries can be fiction or nonfiction (no need to specify). Submit your chilling tales by October 19, and we will publish our favorites on the blog on October 28. One lucky winner will receive $50. So go ahead. Freak us out.

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If you need a little inspiration, we present the following quotes:

“. . . we need ghost stories because we, in fact, are the ghosts.” –Stephen King, Danse Macabre

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” – Charles Dickens

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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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