The Reprint Prize: June 13 – June 23, 2024

For ten days in June, The Masters Review is open to submissions of reprints. Any fiction or creative nonfiction under 6,000 words published prior to June 1, 2023 is eligible! As always, there are no limitations on style or topic, but our primary interest is in literary prose. This challenge will be judged by our editorial staff, who will select one winner to receive a $500 prize and publication on our site.
January 15, 2022

Submissions closed. Thank you!


Back by popular demand: The Masters Review Reprint Prize! For ten days in June, the 2024 Reprint Prize will be open for submissions of previously published prose, under 6,000 words. Any fiction or creative nonfiction published prior to June 1, 2023, is eligible. We want to offer a new home to pieces no longer available online or in print, or pieces looking for another opportunity to shine under the spotlight. As always, we set no limitations on style or topic, but our primary interest is in literary prose. This prize will be judged by our editorial staff, who will select one winner to receive a $500 prize and publication on our site.

The Masters Review Reprint Prize will be open from June 13 to June 23, 2024.


  • Winner receives $500 and online publication.
  • Submissions of fiction or nonfiction must be under 6,000 words.
  • Submitted work must be previously published. Unpublished work will be disqualified. In your cover letter, please indicate when and where your submission has been published.
  • Work must be published prior to June 1, 2023.
  • Work published in a single-author collection is not eligible for this prize, but work collected in a multiauthor anthology may be submitted. (Note: If the work is included in a collection under contract for 2025 or beyond with an indie press, it is eligible, provided it meets our other requirements.)
  • This contest is for emerging writers only. Writers with single-author book-length work published or under contract with a major press are ineligible. We are interested in providing a platform to new writers; authors with books published by indie presses are welcome to submit previously published work, as are self-published authors.
  • Former TMR contributors are welcome to submit work published elsewhere. Work previously published by TMR, including New Voices, the Anthology, or one of our contests, is not eligible for this prize.
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, though each submission requires a $10 entry fee.
  • International submissions are allowed, provided the work is written primarily in English. Some code-switching/meshing is warmly welcomed.
  • No translations, please.
  • All submissions must be double-spaced with one-inch page margins and use Times New Roman or Garamond 12.
  • The contest deadline is 11:59pm PDT on June 23, 2024.
  • All entries are considered for general publication.
  • We do not require blind submissions for this contest. The winner will be selected by The Masters Review’s editorial staff.
  • All submissions will receive a response by the end of September, and the winner will be announced by the end of October. If we are unable to meet this timeline, we will notify all submitters of the extension.
  • Friends, family, and associates of The Masters Review’s editorial staff are not eligible to submit.


Editorial Letter Option

If you’re interested in getting feedback on your writing, utilize our editorial letter add-on option. Our response to your submission will be accompanied by a one- to two-page letter from an experienced guest editor, who will offer observations on the strengths of the piece as well as opportunities for revision. Your editor may also offer further submission and reading suggestions, or other comments on craft. A significant portion of the additional fee is paid directly to your feedback editor. See a sample editorial letter.


Congratulations to Craig M. Foster, author of “The Dowsing of Linus Spalding,” the winner of the 2023 Reprint Prize
Runners-up: “Numbers” by Éanlaí P. Cronin and “Don’t Stop Nowby Seth Fischer

The 2023 shortlist can be found here.


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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