Winter Short Story Award Winners 2018

April 24, 2018

We would like to offer another warm thank you to everyone who submitted to our Winter 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 $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review. All three of our winning stories will publish on the blog this May.


“Drop Zone Summer” by Nick Fuller Googins

Second Place Story:

“A History That Brings Me to You” by Katie Flynn

Third Place Story:

“Birth Stories” by Sarah Harris Wallman

Honorable Mentions:

“The Visible Spectrum” by Carlee Jensen

 “On My Honor,” by Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

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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