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    Book Review: The Heavens by Sandra Newman

    Book Review: The Heavens by Sandra Newman

    We are excited to share this excellent review of Sandra Newman’s The Heavens from Kamil Ahsan. The Heavens released today from Grove Atlantic. Ahsan writes, “The thing about Newman’s prose is that the moment one feels solid ground, it slips…

    New Voices: “Tilting at Windmills” by Debbie Vance

    New Voices: “Tilting at Windmills” by Debbie Vance

    In “Tilting at Windmills,” today’s newest entry to our New Voices catalog, a woman must put her life in Boston on hold to return home to small town Gainesville, Missouri to convince her brother Simon to move. Vance explores in…

    15 Books We’re Looking Forward To

    15 Books We’re Looking Forward To

    There are so many great books releasing in the first half of 2019, we had to make a list. We’re anxiously awaiting their release, but thankfully almost half of these are releasing in the next couple of months. There are…

    Craft Essay: No Left Turns by Jennifer Dupree

    Craft Essay: No Left Turns by Jennifer Dupree

    Today, we are excited to share this excellent essay from Jennifer Dupree on how to approach endings in fiction. Dupree writes, “I once asked a writer friend for feedback on a story which had a surprise ending. ‘I took a left turn,’ I said, meaning I threw in a twist. ‘Left turn?’ she said. ‘You got in a different car!’” “No Left Turns” breaks down ways to avoid those surprise endings. Let there be loose ends. Don’t make everything too…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to all of our amazing submitters! The Winter Short Story Award for New Writers judged by Aimee Bender is ending soon. Stay tuned for our announcement of this year's The Masters Review Anthology judge. 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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