The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021

Deadline: 30 May 2021
Open to: emerging writers
Benefits: a prize of $3000 and publication in The Masters Review


The competition is organised by The Masters Review, an American literary magazine and book publisher.

 Our love of flash fiction runs deep. We are proud to offer a contest dedicated solely to flash. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction. d us big worlds in tiny packages, large ideas with a low word count. Dazzle us with your best fiction under 1000 words.

  • You may submit stories under 1000 words.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished.
  • Entries should be in English.
  • $20 entry fee allows submit up to two stories (each under 1000 words).


The competition is open to emerging writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a low circulation are welcome to submit.


The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication in The Masters Review. Second and third place will be awarded $300 and $200, respectively, as well as publication in The Masters Review.

How to apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website.