The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

Welcome, writer. The winning story of the Fall Fiction Contest will be paid $2000, awarded publication online in The Masters Review, and will receive a note from the judge on why the story was selected. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100, respectively, as well as correspondence from the judge. Fifteen finalists will be acknowledged in December and the winners will be selected from that pool.


  • Submissions are open from Sept 15 – Nov 15
  • 7000 word limit
  • Fiction only
  • 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.)
  • $20 to enter
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere
  • International submissions allowed
Finalists will be announced by Dec 21, and winners will be announced in January.
For more information, visit the contest website here.

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