Summer Workshop Open for Registration!

August 1, 2019

Our Summer Workshop returns! Registration opens today and space is limited. Participants receive personalized feedback on a story or essay, detailed suggestions for improvement, and resources for submittingall from an experienced instructor. The workshop allows writers to work with instructors remotely and strives to provide a workshop experience that can easily fit into their lives.

2019 Online Summer Workshop

Submissions are now OPEN!

COST: $299submit

Participants Receive:

  • an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
  • PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
  • automatic inclusion in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
  • suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work, along with reading recommendations from your instructor
  • an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology
  • Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30. Early submissions may yield earlier feedback.

Nate Brown is the managing editor of the Austin-based literary journal American Short Fiction, he also teaches creative writing at Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins University, and at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. His stories and essays have appeared in the Iowa ReviewMississippi ReviewFive Chapters, the Los Angeles Review of BooksPublisher’s WeeklyLithub, and Barrelhouse.

Adeena Reitberger’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior ReviewMississippi ReviewCimarron ReviewNimrod International JournalSierra Nevada ReviewNANO Fiction, and elsewhere. She lives in Austin, Texas and is the co-editor of American Short Fiction.

Lauren Kane is the assistant editor at The Paris Review. Her writing has appeared on The Paris Review Daily and in Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in New York City.

Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels You’re Not You, But Not For Long, and Bread and Butter, and the editor of the food writing anthology Food & Booze. A longtime executive editor with the award-winning literary journal Tin House, she is a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Madison, Wis. Since 2013 she and novelist Susanna Daniel have run the Madison Writers’ Studio, offering a variety of creative writing workshops and classes.

Jeff Gleaves, a California native, received an MFA in creative nonfiction from California State University, Fresno. Before joining the Academy of American Poets, he was the Digital Director of The Paris Review, where he digitized the Review’s entire archive, directed an award-winning redesign of, and led the digital content team, which was nominated for eight Webby Awards. Prior to his time at The Paris Review, Jeffery worked at Dzanc Books and Counterpoint Press, during which he was also a web advisor to Harper’s Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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