Announcing The Masters Review Volume IV Judge: KEVIN BROCKMEIER

December 2, 2014
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We are thrilled to announce the judge for our printed anthology is author Kevin Brockmeier, who says he is “looking for the kind of stories that result when a writer combines imaginative daring with dynamic, exact, emotionally suggestive prose.”

Unlike previous years, this category is open to ALL EMERGING WRITERS. (Anyone who has not yet published a novel-length work qualifies for submission.)

This anthology is a showcase of the country’s best writers. Ten stories will be chosen for publication in our nationally distributed, printed anthology. In addition to availability by all major retailers, we send this work to over 50 agencies and editors to fulfill our promise of showcasing new writers. The Masters Review serves as a major endorsement for emerging talent.

The Masters Review Volume III delights with a stunningly eclectic array of voices, uniform only in their excellence. This anthology is a testament to the health of contemporary literature.” – LAURA VAN DEN BERG, author of Find Me and The Isle of Youth

“The Masters Review is a lovely magazine, in form and content. How awesome it is to see the next generation of writers kicking ass, taking names, and making beautiful art.” –STEVE ALMOND, author and essayist

“With their third volume, The Masters Review continues their rapid, upward trajectory of literary awesomeness. Reading the ten stories in this anthology, it is easy to think we will one day look back at this collection as the launch pad for the careers of ten amazing writers.” –TROY PALMER, editor, Little Fiction | Big Truths

“If these are the voices we’ll be hearing from, American literature has an awful lot to look forward to.” –RAMONA AUSUBEL, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born


To learn more about last year’s anthology and purchase a copy, click here.

 About Kevin Brockmeier: 
Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels A FEW SECONDS OF RADIANT FILMSTRIP, THE ILLUMINATION, THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD and THE TRUTH ABOUT CELIA; the story collections THINGS THAT FALL FROM THE SKY and THE VIEW FROM THE SEVENTH LAYER; the children’s novels CITY OF NAMES and GROOVES: A KIND OF MYSTERY. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has published stories in The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards, the Nelson Algren Award, the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he received his MFA, and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

To read an interview with Kevin Brockmeier here.


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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