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    Q&A: Agent Mark Gottlieb From Trident Media

    Q&A: Agent Mark Gottlieb From Trident Media

    We had the pleasure of asking agent Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group a few questions about being an agent, what he looks for in clients, and what makes Trident stand out among other agencies. Thank you, Mark, for taking…

    Author Interview: “The Lindbergh Baby” by Andrés Carlstein

    Author Interview: “The Lindbergh Baby” by Andrés Carlstein

    It was our pleasure to talk with Andrés Carlstein, whose story “The Lindbergh Baby” was published in The Masters Review Volume V. In this precise and powerful story, a veteran who was stationed in Iraq unexpectedly gains custody of his…

    Craft Essay: Productive Ambiguity

    Craft Essay: Productive Ambiguity

    Our Editorial Director and I recently conducted an exchange for our Notes From The Slush series. It’s one of our favorite ways to discuss what we saw in submissions and talk about work on a craft level. One of the…

    New Voices: “Everything is Fine” by Alissa Johnson

    New Voices: “Everything is Fine” by Alissa Johnson

    Today we present “Everything is Fine” by Alissa Johnson. This story came to us by way of our Summer Workshop and we’re so pleased it has a permanent home in our New Voices library. In “Everything is Fine,” a couple’s new dog goes missing. This search-and-rescue tale is so much more than a story about tensions that arise in a relationship due to conflict. “Everything is Fine” explores memory, self-awareness, and kindness, in a piece that is as touching as…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Anthology Prize! We are eagerly reading submissions and hope to announce the shortlist on or before May 22, 2017. ROXANE GAY is selecting the winners! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, is distributed nationally, and sent to editors and agents across the country. Our CALL FOR FLASH FICTION is now open and brand new this year! Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2017, 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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