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    Short Story Month: Fiction Showcase

    Short Story Month: Fiction Showcase

    In honor of Short Story Month, each May we publish a showcase to celebrate our favorite form. This year features hint fiction, apocalyptic stories, animals in fiction, and will conclude with a general celebration of short stories. Original fiction by Nancy Kress and Ben Loory. Interviews with Benjamin Percy and Daniel Orozco.
    We're Looking for Summer Readers!

    We're Looking for Summer Readers!

    Interested in reading fiction and nonfiction for The Masters Review this summer? Send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to sadye (at) by June 1. Readers can work remotely and there is an opportunity for bylines.
    Hint Fiction: Six Stories to Read in Under a Minute

    Hint Fiction: Six Stories to Read in Under a Minute

    Fewer words does not necessarily mean less impact. Hint fiction are stories told in twenty-five words or less, and can carry a mighty heft. They “hint” at larger stories. They may take less than a minute to read, but they will stay in your mind all day.

    New Voices: “House Hunt” by Jessica Lee Richardson

    New Voices: “House Hunt” by Jessica Lee Richardson

    We can’t think of a better way to wrap up animals week than with Jessica Lee Richardson’s New Voices story “House Hunt.” In this tale, a woman searches for a new home with her best friend, who just so happens to be a lion. We were charmed by this story’s courage and cadence and we are so pleased to share it with you.  The eye green and uncommonly unspiked at the iris; the mane thick and piss-riddled color and scent;…

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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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