The Masters Review Anthology
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In honor of our favorite month of the year, we’re holding a contest for the best short story that embodies the hair-raising, spine-chilling, disturbing, and scary nature of October. Whether your writing invokes Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Bram Stoker, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Karen Russell, or Edgar Allen Poe we want to read it. We’re open to all styles and ideas, but your story must be well-constructed. We will show a particular interest in those pieces with some literary merit; stories that push themselves beyond the strangeness of their premise.
Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Country of Publication
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||One-time contest.
|General General||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Suspense/Thriller Suspense/Thriller||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 5,000 words.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK|| Unknown||Text format submissions |
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 10 Oct 2014
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