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    New Voices:

    New Voices: "Trespassing" by Emily Wortman-Wunder

    In our newest piece of fiction, a family moves to a suburb and buys a home with a creek in the backyard. The kids are more interested in video games and playing indoors than exploring the water, but Julia, the mother, is drawn to the creek. She finds herself more and more curious about her little backyard stream: where the water leads, and where it might take her if she follows it.
    Literary References in Cartoons

    Literary References in Cartoons

    Literary references appear in television often, but some of our favorites occur in cartoons. Check our our list of literary allusions that take place on Saturday morning. Summer is here, kids are home, and the cartoons are on. Don’t change the channel just yet. There’s something for everyone.
    Interview: Daniel Orozco

    Interview: Daniel Orozco

    Daniel Orozco’s Orientation: And Other Stories was published in 2011 by Faber & Faber. The collection’s titular story places the reader in the shoes of a new, unnamed employee on their first day in the office, and was a literary hit. Masters Review reader Cole Meyer had the chance to interview Daniel Orozco about this story, and his collection, which explores the often-murky divide between personal and professional identity.

    Volume III Wins an INDIEFAB Award!

    Volume III Wins an INDIEFAB Award!

    Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced this weekend at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. The Masters Review Volume III with Stories Selected by Lev Grossman won the Silver Award for best short story collection, an incredible honor. Other winners include: Dalai Lama, Chuck Palahniuk, Zack Whedon, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Foreword’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    The Masters Review is up to a lot of cool stuff. Our SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS is now open for submissions, recognizing three outstanding stories. SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR ANTHOLOGY recently closed, and an announcement regarding our finalists will be made soon. This year's guest judge is author KEVIN BROCKMEIER, who will select the winning authors for publication. The anthology is one of our favorite projects each year and acts as a major endorsement for new writers. In addition to publication in a nationally distributed journal, anthology authors are part of an exclusive mailing to editors, agents, and publishers. We also offer a ton of great opportunities for writers. Our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. Our ONLINE WORKSHOP allows you to get detailed feedback on your story from an expert in the field and reopens shortly. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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