Contest Alert

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”     Dorothy Parker

Short stories appear to be making a comeback and that may suitsome of your perfectly. If so, then you may want to check out this contest: the Summer Short Story Award for New Writers. Deadline: July 31. Have some gems of literary wit and magic that you’ve polished until they sparkle? If so, why not step them out?

The Masters Review, which is devoted to emerging writers, is sponsoring this contest. The winner will receive $3000 and publication on The Masters Review site Second and third place prizes will each also be awarded publication and a small cash prize.

All winners and honorable mentions will receive agent review by: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media, and Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company.

The contest is open to emerging writers only – The Masters Review focuses on 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 to the contest.

Both multiple and simultaneous submissions. are invited to submit. You can submit the same story across any of categories: everything is considered for publication. If you submit a work that it is under consideration elsewhere, please let The Masters Review know immediately if it is accepted so it can be removed from consideration.


  • Winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review
  • Second and third place prizes ($300 / $200, publication, and agency review)
  • Stories under 7000 words
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • International submissions allowed
  • $20 entry fee
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication

For more details and to submit visit:

Write on!


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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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