The Reprint Prize Shortlist

November 9, 2023

In June, we announced our first call for Reprints and for ten days we were open for any and all prose submissions up to 6,000 words which had been published before and were looking for a new (or second) home. The response was, simply put, overwhelmingly positive. Thank you all for sharing your work and for trusting us with your most treasured pieces. We are pleased to finally be able to share this shortlist of fifteen courageous, devastating and powerful short stories and essays. Over the next two weeks, our editorial staff will continue to discuss these submissions until we reach a decision regarding our winner, which will be published online and will earn a $500 prize. Congratulations, shortlisters!


“The Stars Yet Undiscovered” by Vincent Anioke (first published in Peatsmoke Journal)

“Numbers” by Éanlaí P. Cronin (first published in Entropy)

“Don’t Stop Nowby Seth Fischer (first published in COG)

“The Dowsing of Linus Spalding” by Craig M. Foster (first published in Jabberwock Review)

“House of Clay” by Kim Henderson (first published in Tishman Review)

“Scenarios for Lee’s Forgiveness” by John Leary (first published in One Story)

“Householder” by Suphil Lee Park (first published in The Iowa Review)

“Small and Heavy World” by Ashleigh Bell Pedersen (first published in The Iowa Review)

“In Another World, They’d be Dandelion Petals” by Holly Pekowsky (first published in Reed Magazine)

“Assassin, Alchemist” by Robert Ren (first published in CRAFT Literary)

“Story Knife” by Warren J. Rhodes (first published in Anchorage Daily News/LitSite Alaska)

“Quarters, Pasos, Arabians” by Chris Sheehan (first published in Redivider)

“We Will Weather One Another Somehow” by Kristina Ten (first published in Diabolical Plots)

“The Reindeer in Finland” by Eric Scot Tryon (first published in Pithead Chapel)

“A Lit Window is Someone Awake” by Sharon Wahl (first published in Literal Latte)



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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