Every year, we offer a remote summer workshop featuring guest editors with experience editing journals like Paris Review, American Short Fiction, and (the sadly now-shuttered) Tin House. Get your manuscripts whipped into shape with feedback from your preferred editor by signing up for summer workshop, which is now open! Register today before enrollment fills up, and submit your manuscript by August 30th. Full details below!
- an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
- PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
- free submission in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
- suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work, along with reading recommendations from your instructor
- an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology
- Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30. Early submissions may yield earlier feedback.
Nate Brown is a Baltimore based fiction writer and editor whose stories have appeared in the Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, Five Chapters, REAL, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Vermont Studio Center, the Ucross Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council. He’s the managing editor of American Short Fiction magazine. He teaches first-year writing at Georgetown University and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Adeena Reitberger’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Mississippi Review, Cimarron Review, Nimrod International Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, NANO Fiction, and elsewhere. She lives in Austin, Texas and is the co-editor of American Short Fiction.
Adam Soto is a co-web editor at American Short Fiction. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, This Weightless World, will be released fall 2021.
Lauren Kane is the assistant editor at The Paris Review.
Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels You’re Not You, But Not For Long, and Bread and Butter, and the editor of the food writing anthology Food & Booze. Her work has appeared in places including the New York Times Book Review and Modern Love column, O, the Oprah Magazine, RealSimple.com, and Best Food Writing 2009 and 2013. Previously a longtime executive editor with the award-winning literary journal Tin House, she is now a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Madison, Wis., where she is completing her fourth novel.