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    Book Review: Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

    Book Review: Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

    Today, Amelia Brown reviews Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin, out last week from Riverhead Books. “These are sad stories,” Brown writes, “about women who know that their lot is to be abandoned, men who know their lot is to…

    New Voices: “A Portrait of a Virgin” by Rachel Cochran

    New Voices: “A Portrait of a Virgin” by Rachel Cochran

    Join us in celebrating today’s new story, “A Portrait of a Virgin” by Rachel Cochran, the second-place winner of our Summer 2018 Short Story Award for New Writers! Rachel was awarded $300 and agency review for this philosophical tale. Now,…

    Last Chance! Call for Readers

    Last Chance! Call for Readers

    Our Call for Readers closes TONIGHT. If you love literary fiction and nonfiction, and three to four hours of reading submissions a week sounds like fun, we encourage you to apply. Our readers work remotely and can set their own…

    What We Read in 2018

    What We Read in 2018

    We asked our volunteer readers to share some thoughts on the best thing they read last year. Although 2019 is almost a month old, we needed the time to decide! From Her Body and Other Parties to Convenience Store Woman, Falconer to The Great Believers. Read on below to find out a little more about the eclectic tastes of our readers.   Cole Meyer — For the first time, I kept a chronological list of all the novels, anthologies and…

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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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