Contest Alert

“I read your issues like clockwork! I’m a literary agent, and there’s such a great cast of
emerging writers on this site that I’m always checking in to see if there’s anyone who
might be looking for representation for longer form work.”
Victoria Marini, Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners

One of the best ways to get your work finished — and noticed! — is to take advantage of well-respected awards opportunities. Here’s one you may want to look into: “The Masters Review Anthology Volume V” — the deadline is March 31st and $5,000 will be awarded to 10 emerging writers along with publication and valuable exposure. This year’s judge: award-winning short story writer Amy Hempel. Here’s an overview:

“Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards.

Submission Guidelines:

• fiction and narrative nonfiction
• 7000 word count maximum
• previously unpublished work only
• international submissions welcomed
• simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please
indicate that your story has been accepted elsewhere
• emerging writers only: cannot have a novel published at the time
of submission
• $20 reading fee per story
• shortlist announced April 15th; winners announced May 15th .

Note: Self-published authors and writers with published story collections are free to submit. Authors with a contract for a novel also free to submit.

Winners Receive: $500 award; publication in a nationally distributed journal; exposure to select list of 50 editors and literary agencies. For more details, visit: — and write on!


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Contest Alert

  1. afthead says:

    Thanks for sharing! I just finished a new short story and was trying to figure out what to do with it. I’ll go check this out.

  2. Hi,

    You’re so welcome — and thanks for letting me know that this post
    inspired you to check out the contest info I passed on. I’m so glad
    it proved helpful. This sounds like a great opportunity to get your
    work out and read. I’ll be rooting for you. As a friend just told
    me, “You go girl!”

    Write on,

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