Announcing The Masters Review Volume X Finalists

August 14, 2021

Diane Cook has made her selections! We are proud to present the final ten stories and essays that will be included in the special tenth edition of our annual anthology. Thank you so much to all of our submitters, without whom we could not produce such an excellent book every year. Congratulations to the thirty writers whose work was selected for our shortlist, and especially to these final ten, whose words will fill TMR’s Volume X!

The Bird Rattle by Chelsy Diaz Amaya

Atlas, Bayonet, (War) Correspondence: An Abecedarian by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

Limbs by Megan Callahan

Do Not Duplicate by John Darcy

Resurrection by Hilary Dean

Comfort Animals by Travis Eisenbise

Persimmon by Elissa C. Huang

All That Is or Ever Was or Ever Will Be by Eliana Ramage

A String of Lapis Beads by Greg Schutz

Sugar by Francis Walsh


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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