2023 Chapbook Open Shortlist!

April 19, 2024

Since December, we’ve been hard at work reading through hundreds of excellent chapbook submissions, and we are pleased to share the selections for this year’s Chapbook Open shortlist. Congratulations to the eight honored writers, as well as our two notables, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted this year. Check back in a month to find out which chapbook guest judge Michael Martone picked as his winner!



Love Made New by Éanlaí P. Cronin

Little Bat Daycare by Michael Giddings

Cinderella and the Frog Prince by Katrin Redfern

This Road May Flood by Kari Shemwell

Educated Circle Promised Revelations by Hannah Smart

Wandering Womb by L. Soviero

The Grimoire by Jennifer Tubbs

A Most Natural Thing by Lisbeth White

Notable Chapbooks

Ghosts and Whispers by Susan Braghieri

Swahili Lessons for Crazy White Boys by Richard Prins


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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