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The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers


Monday, January 15, 2018


Entry Fees

$20 entry fee.


The winning story will be awarded $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 by: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, and Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media.


Welcome to our Winter Short Story Award For New Writers. We are looking for the best short stories under 7000 words and all stories are considered for publication. Previously unpublished stories only and emerging writers only (we are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit. Writers with works published with a circulation of less than 5000 copies can also submit). International, simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed.

Please no identifying information on your story.

Winner update: Caitlin O’Neil earned representation from Victoria Marini and our Fall Fiction winner selected by Kelly Link sold her story collection to Grove Atlantic with our winning piece as the title story. Awesome. Now we want to see your story.

Contact Information

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