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The Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest 2023



Posted on 6 October 2023

12 November 2023

Who may enter
The competition is open to emerging writers.

Short description

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

Each fall, The Masters Review hosts a call for novel excerpts!

You may submit an excerpt from any section of your completed or in-progress novel, but choose wisely: a synopsis should not be required for understanding the excerpt. As always, we have no limitations on genre, though we are primarily interested in literary fiction.

Entries should be in English.

Maximum word count is 6000 words.

Submitted work must be previously unpublished.



Entry fee 
The entry fee is $20.

• 1st Prize: $3,000
• 2nd Prize: $300
• 3rd Place: $200

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.