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    The Masters Review Volume VII Finalists!

    The Masters Review Volume VII Finalists!

    Our print anthology is one of our favorite projects. This year, we were thrilled to partner with the marvelous Rebecca Makkai, who selected the ten finalists whose work will appear in the anthology. Check out the finalists below and keep…

    Indie Press Corner: Autumn House Press

    Indie Press Corner: Autumn House Press

    In our new Indie Press Corner series, we talk with awesome presses about the important work they do. It is all part of our mission to support emerging writers. We are grateful to be a part of such a vibrant…

    New Voices:  “The Art of Ending” by Olivia Parkes

    New Voices: “The Art of Ending” by Olivia Parkes

    This Friday The Thirteenth, we present a triptych that explores three unusual, historic ends. In very few words, Parkes takes us on an eerie look back at the lives (and deaths) or Camille Claudel, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Saint Bernadette….

    Two Summer Book Reviews: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai & The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman

    Two Summer Book Reviews: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai & The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman

    There is nothing like a good book in the summertime. Today, we present reviews of two recent summer releases. First up, Will Preston reviews our Volume VII judge Rebecca Makkai’s latest novel The Great Believers. Preston writes: “With this, her fourth book, Makkai has crafted a deeply compassionate character study that is also a genuine, one-more-chapter-before-bed pageturner, a sweeping historical saga that never loses sight of its emotional core.” Next, Katharine Coldiron reviews Eleanor Kriseman’s debut novel The Blurry Years….

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Submissions to our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers are now open! Stay tuned for the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted to The Masters Review Volume VII with stories selected by Rebecca Makkai. This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays by emerging writers and is sent to editors and agents across the country. We will announce the results this summer and look forward to reading an excellent group of stories. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2018, 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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