The Masters Review Opens Summer Short Story Award For New Writers With $3000 Prize Money

Submissions open July 1st – August 30th!

The Summer Short Story Award for New Writers runs from July 1st to August 30th. The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 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, Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company, Heather Schroder from Compass Talent, and Siohban McBride from Carnicelli Literary Management.


-Winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review
Second and third place prizes ($300 / $200, publication, and agency review).
-Stories should be under 6000 words.
-Previously unpublished stories only.
-Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed.
-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 low circulation are welcome to submit.)
-International English submissions allowed
-$20 entry fee
-Deadline: August 30, 2020
-Please, no identifying information on your story
-All stories are considered for publication.
-If requesting an editorial letter, please indicate on your cover letter if the submissions is fiction or creative nonfiction.

To view a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding submitting to The Masters Review, check out their FAQ page below:

There are no preferences topically or in terms of style. There are simply looking for the best. They don’t define, nor are they interested in, stories identified by their genre. They do, however, consider themselves a publication that focuses on literary fiction.
So, take chances, and be bold.

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