Ends on August 31, 2017

$299.00 USD

Workshop Details - Flash Fiction

We love small stories.

This workshop is open to all writers and is an excellent way to improve a story or essay, especially for fall when so many lit mags open for submissions. Please keep submissions below 1,000 words and include a cover letter describing your piece. 

>> Our longer form option is SOLD OUT.

Your cover letter should include a brief introduction to your story, where you have submitted or hope to submit in the future, and any specific feedback you're looking for, as well as challenges you're having with the piece. You may submit up to two stories per submission.

When your submission is uploaded you will receive registration confirmation. Stories will be processed in the order they are received. All stories will be returned with notes by September 30, 2017.

Cost: $299


David Galef

David Galef is a fiction writer, critic, poet, and essayist. His short story collection, My Date with Neanderthal Woman, won Dzanc Books’ inaugural short story collection prize, and the title story was performed at Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. His latest book is Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook is the first full-fledged textbook for writing flash fiction.

Participants will receive:

  • an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
  • PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
  • automatic inclusion in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
  • suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work
  • a reading list suited to your style
  • a copy of The Masters Review Volume VI with stories selected by Roxane Gay (Ships October 1)
  • Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30.


We accept works of fiction and creative nonfiction less than 1000 words. All genres and all styles are welcome. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. You can reserve your spot now, but when spaces are full we can no longer accommodate additional participants.

How to Reserve a Spot:

You can reserve a spot in the workshop but registering, and paying, but not uploading a manuscript. We must have your manuscript no later than August 21, 2017, so it will get to your instructor with adequate time for feedback. If you reserve a spot but don't upload a manuscript, an editor will contact you with instructions for sending it before the due date.

Praise For The Workshop:

“I wanted to share my news with you. “Piano Lessons,” the essay I submitted to the workshop is coming out in Creative Nonfiction in the April issue. You were so generous in your support of my writing. CNF was top on your list of recommended places to send it.” Ellen, Summer Workshop

“I hope The Masters Review will continue to do these online workshops and do them more frequently. It’s invaluable to get personal feedback from writers and editors of this caliber.” Drew, Summer Workshop

All sales are final. For questions or concerns, you can contact a staff member at contact (at) mastersreview (dot) com
Time for some great stories.

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