2022 Chapbook Open Shortlist!

May 12, 2023

At long last: the shortlist for the 2022 Chapbook Open is here! Guest judge Kim Fu will be selecting the winning chapbook from these final eight, which The Masters Review will publish next spring. We’ve read a number of incredible chapbooks over the last 5 months, and we are so grateful to all of our submitters. It was truly a challenge to narrow down to these final eight; Kim Fu has their work cut out for them! Congratulations to our shortlisted and notable chapbooks, and thank you once again to all of our submitters. Check back next month for the results!


The Duncan Deal by Rex Adams

Ghosts are Everywhere by Leanne Dunic

Working the Banks by Sam Dunnington

Everywhere, Tony Danza by Wendy Oleson

My Bluest Eyes, My Eyes So Blue by Raquel Pidal

Sleight by David Schwartz

What Happened (a Montage) by Victoria Sottosanti

Coats by Naomi Telushkin

Notable Chapbooks

Hum by Lucas Flatt

Trailer Treasure by Amanda Hadlock

His Raucous Girls by Kim Henderson

Small Tales: Stories by Nancy Quinn

Distance by Sharon Wahl



At The Masters Review, our mission is to support emerging writers. We only accept submissions from writers who can benefit from a larger platform: typically, writers without published novels or story collections or with low circulation. We publish fiction and nonfiction online year-round and put out an annual anthology of the ten best emerging writers in the country, judged by an expert in the field. We publish craft essays, interviews and book reviews and hold workshops that connect emerging and established writers.

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