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25 Apr 2023 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Small Fiction Contest:

The Master's Review have long admired the mighty power of the compressed form, which is why they are expanding their search for the very best in small fiction. The Masters Review is excited to announce the new Spring Small Fiction Awards! This contest will honor a grand prize winner in three categories—Microfiction, Flash Fiction, and Sudden Fiction—by awarding $1,000 and online publication to each winner selected by by the magnificent K-Ming Chang! This year’s judge will be announced next week. A runner-up in each category will also be honored with a $200 prize and online publication.

For this contest:

  • Microfiction is any story up to 500 words.
  • Flash Fiction is any story between 501 and 1,000 words.
  • Sudden Fiction is any story between 1,001 and 1,500 words.

The Master's Review welcomes up to two stories per submission, in any combination of the three categories.

Please include both stories in one document.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2023

Novel Workshop:

Writers are invited to submit the first fifty pages of their novels to the Master's Review  2023 Novel Workshop! Enrollment is open until May 2, 2023.

Please include a brief synopsis of the novel, any challenges you may be facing, and any specific feedback you are seeking in your cover letter.

After registration, writers will receive their assigned editor, along with instructional materials compiled by The Masters Review. Manuscripts will be processed in the order they are received.

All participants will receive feedback no later than August 31, 2023.

Registration is $497

Participants will receive:

  • an editorial letter with specific suggestions and developmental analysis that will help elevate their novel to the next level;
  • a PDF of a self-guided learning curriculum on fiction and novel writing, featuring workbooks uniquely built by their team around such foundational texts as Naming The World edited by Bret Anthony Johnston, The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass, Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway, and Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody;
  • an opportunity to join a curated writing group with other participants;
  • a free submission to one of their upcoming contests;
  • and an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology.


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