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Writing and Race: Articles For Writers

Martin-Luther-King-Jr-9365086-1-402-300x200 “There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”

Author Junot Diaz, speaking at Rutgers University

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day right around the corner, now seems like a good moment to set aside some time to think about race and diversity in our own profession. What is the state of publishing like now for minority writers? What books are being published, and how are they being marketed? Whose stories are still underrepresented? And most importantly, how can we, as writers and publishers, help create more mirrors in the world?

To jumpstart the discussion, here is a sampling of articles discussing diversity, race, writing, and publishing.

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At The Masters Review, we want to remind writers that we’re looking for innovation, urgency, and authenticity in the stories we select. We aren’t interested in publishing the status quo – we want stories that take our breath away. Please feel free to submit your work to us! We’re currently accepting submissions for both our New Voices category and the printed anthology.

Masters Review 2012 Author Rachael Warecki

Check out last year’s author, Rachael Warecki, reading “The Rites of Summer” which was published in The Masters Review in 2012. Beautiful work, Rachael.

Praise for The Masters Review


Many thanks goes out to Evan P. Schneider, author of A Simple Machine, Like the Lever for his wonderful endorsement of The Masters Review. We couldn’t be more proud of our authors, so thank you, Evan, for reminding us how lucky we are. If you haven’t had a chance to read our book, consider picking up a copy here.

The Masters Review is a beautifully designed annual compendium of emerging literary talent. The concept is as unique as it is well-executed. To read these stories is to experience the great range and talent of fantastic new voices in literature from across the country.”

–Evan P. Schneider, author of A Simple Machine, Like the Lever

Interview – Lauren Groff with Brooklyn Rail



Last year’s  judge, Lauren Groff, sat down with Matthew Daddona from The Brooklyn Rail and had a lovely chat about The Masters Review, Lauren’s writing, the empathy behind fiction, in addition to discussing some of their favorite stories in the collection. If you have five minutes, sit back and take a look. Lauren is officially the loveliest person on earth. As Zana — one of our authors last year — put it when I shared this article with her, “Holy Monday, Batman!”

Double agree.