Deadline: December 17, 2023

Entry fee: $25

About the competition

The competition is organized by The Masters Review, an American literary magazine and book publisher. The competition is open to emerging writers.

For the fourth year, The Masters Review is open for submissions of literary prose chapbooks. We’re interested in collections of flash fiction, creative nonfiction essays, short stories, and anything in-between. We are not interested in poetry.

One chapbook will be selected as our winner by our guest judge, Michael Martone!

Manuscripts should be between 25-45 pages.

Manuscripts must contain some unpublished material. Previously published material cannot have been published in any other chapbook or full-length collection. (Work that was included in a multiauthor anthology is permissible.)

Entries should be in English.

Competition guideline

  • Manuscripts should include a Table of Contents (if necessary) and an acknowledgments page listing any previously published material within the manuscript.
  • Submitted manuscripts must be between 25-45 double-spaced pages, at 12-point font (not including front/back matter, i.e., title page, dedication, table of contents, etc.). For collections, each piece should begin on a new page.
  • Manuscripts must contain some unpublished material. Previously published material cannot have been published in any other chapbook or full-length collection. (Work that was included in a multiauthor anthology is permissible.)
  • Self-published chapbooks are previously published and are therefore ineligible.
  • We are not interested in poetry chapbooks. (We will consider chapbooks that contain some prose poetry.)
  • Only single-author manuscripts will be considered.
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, though each submission requires a $25 entry fee.
  • Check out the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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