The Masters Review Volume VI

Stories and Essays Selected by Roxane Gay

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Winter Short Story Award

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    The Masters Review // Spring Call for Readers!

    The Masters Review // Spring Call for Readers!

    Spring has officially sprung, and we are looking for some bright new readers to join our team. If you love contemporary fiction and nonfiction, then this readership might be for you! The position involves three to four hours of reading…

    Notes From The Slush // Winter Award

    Notes From The Slush // Winter Award

    In this installment of Notes From The Slush, Sadye Teiser and Kim Winternheimer discuss their most recent round of submissions: what worked in the stories they accepted and the challenges they saw in stories that were declined. K: I love…

    Author Interview: “This Road May Flood” by Kari Shemwell

    Author Interview: “This Road May Flood” by Kari Shemwell

    The Masters Review Volume V with stories selected by Amy Hempel published in October and we are continuing our series of interviews with the authors in the collection. Today, we chat with Kari Shemwell about her beautiful and haunting story,…

    New Voices: “Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre

    New Voices: “Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre

    Today, we are thrilled to present the winner of our Fall Fiction Contest, “Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre. In this story, our narrator attends her brother’s wedding. His fiance is a girl who has been intimate with his sister while sleepwalking. The author says about the story: “Sleep sex has always fascinated me because of the sticky questions it raises about desire, betrayal, and consent. My characters hurt each other in ways they never would’ve imagined, and that was what…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our SHORT STORY AWARD. You can meet the winners on our past awards page. Stories publish this spring. ROXANE GAY is selecting stories for the sixth volume of our anthology, open until March 31. Submit now! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, is distributed nationally, and sent to editors and agents across the country. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights upcoming projects for 2017, 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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