Always a free way to submit. Always paid for your work. The Masters Review offers a quality platform for emerging writers.

Founded by Kim Winternheimer in 2011, The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines, submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers.

The Masters Review has several ways to submit. New Voices is open year round and is available to any emerging writer. This category is always free to enter and pays up to $200 for selected stories. We also host contests throughout the year. Our calendar page includes a full list of our submission opportunities, while the submissions page offers more information on the current reading periods.

We also offer an online summer workshop in August featuring guest instructors with experience editing publications like Tin HouseAmerican Short FictionThe Paris Review and others, and in May, we host a novel workshop.

The Masters Review blog is updated frequently with new information, fiction, essays, and reviews. Please keep an eye on it for our most recent content.

Our Values

The Masters Review is committed to providing a platform to diverse, emerging voices. To that end, we do not discriminate on any basis, including age, race, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, disability, family status, national origin, or religion, nor do we tolerate discrimination in the writing submitted to us. We will decline work without complete review that we find discriminatory on any of the bases above. Continued violations of our values will result in a submission ban for the writer.

We believe that Black lives matter. Black voices matter. We strive for inclusion and equity in publishing, and join other organizations in pursuit of an anti-racist society. We support and celebrate the work of marginalized and historically mis- and underrepresented writers.

The Masters Review believes and supports the victims of discrimination and sexual harassment. We reserve the right to deplatform writers if we learn they have violated our values elsewhere.


Editor in Chief

Cole Meyer

Assistant Editors

Brandon Williams • Jen Dupree


Amy Armstrong • Cameron Badner • Melissa Bandy • Melissa Bean • Jill Bronfman • Karina Cheah • B.B. Garin • Kimberly Guerin • Valerie Hughes • Mariya Khan • Jim Kjeldsen • Reed Kuehn • Abbie Lahmers • Jack Martinez • Jodi Miller • Mrityunjay Mohan • Ijeoma Nwabudike • Kathryn Ordiway • Meera Parasuraman • Justine Payton • Rebecca Paredes • Bupinder Singh • Ben Smith • Constance Sommer • Eliza Sullivan • Luis Torres • Nicole Vecchiotti • Tara Van De Mark • Jessica Willingham


The Masters Review
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All inquiries regarding book purchasing or submissions can be sent to: contact@mastersreview.com.


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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