Online Summer Workshop – Register Now!

July 7, 2014

Trying to get that piece of writing ready for submissions? Think of registering for our online summer workshop. This August we’re pairing you up with the best editors and writers in the field. Get feedback and edits on a story, perfect your submission, and receive suggestions on magazines and journals who are a strong fit for your work. But before you do all that, lets meet the wonderful writers who we are working with this summer.summerworkshop_blog

Our Summer Workshop Instructors:

Ashley Farmer is the author of the chapbook Farm Town (Rust Belt Bindery, 2012) and the collection Beside Myself (PANK/Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014). A former editor for publications like Atomica MagazineSalt Hill Journal and others, she currently serves as a managing editor for Juked.  Ashley resides in Southern California, where she’s at work on both a hybrid memoir and a fiction collaboration with her husband, Ryan Ridge.

Anna Prushinskaya is a fiction writer and acts as Midwest Editor at Joyland, a literary magazine that curates fiction regionally. She previously worked at innovative independent publisher Electric Literature, and received her MFA from Brooklyn College. Her writing has appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Midwestern Gothic, and the Sonora Review, among others.

Daniel Bullard-Bates is an editor for theNewerYork. An accomplished editor and writer, he lives in a weird old house in Portland, Oregon, doing both of those things. If he were in a post-apocalyptic wasteland gang, he would shave his head and grow out his beard.

Sarah Wells is the managing editor for Riverteeth, a journal of narrative nonfiction. She is the author of Pruning Burning Bushes (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012) and Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award (Finishing Line Press, 2009). Her writing has appeared in many journals, most recently Ascent, Brevity, Chautauqua, The Common, The Good Men Project, The Pinch, Poetry East, Puerto del Sol, River Teeth and Rock & Sling. Her essays, “Country Boys, City Boys” and “Those Summers, These Days” were listed as notable essays in the Best American Essays 2013 and 2012, respectively. Sarah serves as the Administrative Director for the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University.

Jason Diamond is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, his two cats, and a dog named Max. He’s the founder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, current Literary Editor at Flavorwire, former New York Deputy Editor of Flavorpill, and the former editor of His writing has been published by The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New York Observer, Vulture, The New Republic,, Bookforum, The Awl,  The Believer, Tablet, Vice, The Rumpus, The Forward, Impose, Capital New York, the Chicago Tribune, and many other places.

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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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