Finalists Announced! The Masters Review Volume III

May 16, 2014

Congratulations to the following ten authors, who have been selected for publication in The Masters Review Volume III, guest judged by Lev Grossman. These ten writers stood out among a very talented crowd. It’s going to be an excellent collection and we are so thrilled to be publishing them. Stay tuned for updates on our publication which will be out this fall.


Amanda Pauley, “Braids” – Hollins University; MFA

Andrew MacDonald, “The Turk” – University of Massachusetts Amherst; MFA

Courtney Kersten, “Every Thing You Never Said” – University of Idaho; MFA

Diana Xin, “Someone Else” – University of Montana; MFA

Drew Ciccolo, “The Behemoth” – Rutgers-Newark; MFA

Eric Howerton, “Go Down, Diller” – University of Houston; PhD

Joe Worthen, “County Maps” – University of North Carolina Wilmington; MFA

Maya Perez, “Custody” – Michener Center for Writers; MFA

Meng Jin, “Electronic Heads” – Hunter College; MFA

Shane Collins, “OpFor (Oppositional Force)” – Stonecoast University of Southern Maine; MFA


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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