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    New Voices: “Take Warning: The Ballad of Sammy Slug” by Glenn Lester

    New Voices: “Take Warning: The Ballad of Sammy Slug” by Glenn Lester

    “‘Take Warning:  The Ballad of Sammy Slug’ grabbed me from the beginning with its disarming and charmingly manic exordium, which introduces us to the rollicking voice of the eponymous narrator. The author does an excellent job of drawing me into…

    2022 Novel Excerpt Contest Now Open for Submissions!

    2022 Novel Excerpt Contest Now Open for Submissions!

    The 2022 Novel Excerpt Contest is now open for submissions! The Masters Review is seeking excerpts that show off a sense of style, with a clear grasp on craft: narrative, character, and plot. Submissions are open until December 1st. In…

    Interview with the Winner: Jessica Cavero

    Interview with the Winner: Jessica Cavero

    In this Interview with the Winner, we catch up with Jessica Cavero about her excerpt, “Hakuri,” published Monday, selected by Dan Chaon as the second place finalist in our inaugural Novel Excerpt Contest. Read “Hakuri” first and then the interview…

    A Conversation with Ramona Reeves, Author of It Falls Gently Around and Other Stories

    A Conversation with Ramona Reeves, Author of It Falls Gently Around and Other Stories

    The winner of the 2022 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, It Falls Gently Around and Other Stories by Ramona Reeves has been published! We’re excited to share this interview with Reeves, conducted by former TMR Anthology contributor Carrie Grinstead (whose own collect releases at the end of this month). In the interview, Grinstead and Ramona discuss the collection, the writing life, and what’s next for the Drue Heinz winner. Grinstead: I loved this book so much, the engrossing storylines, pitch-perfect characters,…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Our 2nd annual Novel Excerpt Contest is now open for submissions! Charmaine Craig will serve as this year's judge. Submit up to 6,000 words from your unpublished or in-progress novel, open until December 1st! Now through December 31st, submit your prose chapbooks of up to 45 pages for consideration in The Masters Review's 2022 Chapbook Open. Kim Fu will be selecting this year's winning manuscript. Be sure to check out our calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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