The Masters Review Is Accepting Short Stories and Essays For Its New Voices Category–Apply (Pay: $200 per piece)

The Masters Reviews review is currently accepting short stories and creative non-fiction for their forthcoming publication. What makes them unique is that they encourage budding writers. In fact, the Masters Review prides itself as a “Platform for Emerging Writers.”. There is no entry fee for their “New Voices” category.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Writers who are not yet established. If you are a new and emerging author who has not published a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of novel length, then you can send them your writing.
  • Writers who do not yet have a full-length book forthcoming at the time of submission.



The publisher pays 10 cents per word, up to $200.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send only  fiction and narrative non-fiction (or personal essays). They do accept a variety of genres and styles. However they want writers to exhibit excellence in their craft. So ensure that you wow them with your writing.
  • You can write on any theme that interests you
  • Make sure your work is properly edited and polished. You can get critiques and edits from members of your critique group.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. Remember to inform the editors if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Word count: less than 7,000 words.
  • Do not send more than one submission. Multiple submissions are not allowed.
  • Kindly include a cover letter alongside your publication history

How To Submit:

Go to the Masters Review New Voices Category and fill out the application forms.

Increase your chances of getting published by attending this new free creative non-fiction course being organized by the University of Iowa. .

Get inspiration from the fantastic podcasts recommended on our list. Some of them can be found on the iRadio player podcast app.


Good luck.

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Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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