Thank you for sending us "Folding Elephants" for consideration in The Masters Review’s Short Story Award for New Writers. And thank you for being patient while we reviewed your work. We received an overwhelming number of stories and the level of writing was extremely impressive.
While our editors enjoyed reading your manuscript, I’m afraid it was not selected. The truth is we have to reject a great deal of writing that interests us. Please be assured that your submission was read carefully and greatly appreciated.
As a team of editors who also write and submit to contests, we understand the path to publication can be long and difficult. Thank you again for your support and for sharing your story with us. We wish it all the best.
Kim Winternheimer and The Masters Review team