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    Let’s Talk Submission Strategies

    Let’s Talk Submission Strategies

    We originally posted this essay by Kim Winternheimer in 2016, but with the deadline season coming up, we feel compelled to share it again. The submission process can be full of small and difficult decisions—and we all face the anxiety…

    Great American Reads You Should Check Out

    Great American Reads You Should Check Out

    America loves a good television series and follows the latest shows, binges on Netflix and discusses documentaries at the water cooler. Even though television is entertaining, it never quite lives up to the detail and richness of a well-written book….

    Winner of the Spring Flash Fiction Contest: “Ebenezer, Ebenezer” by Ariel Chu

    Winner of the Spring Flash Fiction Contest: “Ebenezer, Ebenezer” by Ariel Chu

    We are honored to share with you the heart breaking “Ebenezer, Ebenezer” by Ariel Chu today—the standout Winner of the Spring Flash Fiction Contest. “Ebenezer, Ebenezer” softly leads the reader through loss and death, the heartache of a family robbed…

    New Voices — “The Road to Damascus” by Mike Broida

    New Voices — “The Road to Damascus” by Mike Broida

    Our New Voices story for today seeks to lay bare the depth of human feeling in a moment of subtle discrimination. Michael Broida’s “The Road to Damascus” softly and carefully leads us through a young person’s road trip home, the car filled with friends and less-than-friends. These city kids arrive in a small town, where the subtle peace of the last few hours quickly evaporates as our protagonist finds himself the only person of color for miles around. “Time unwound…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to all of our amazing submitters! Stay tuned for the winners of our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers. Thank you to everyone who submitted to The Masters Review Volume VII with stories selected by Rebecca Makkai and congratulations to the ten finalists! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays by emerging writers and is sent to editors and agents across the country. Be sure to check out or 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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