The Masters Review Anthology XI Shortlist

July 22, 2022

After much deliberation, The Masters Review is excited to announce the thirty titles on this year’s Anthology shortlist! Our judge, Peter Ho Davies, will select the ten finalists from this list which will be included in the eleventh edition of our print anthology, set to publish next spring. Thank you so much to every one of our submitters who made narrowing our choices to only thirty so difficult. Check back in September for the finalists announcement!

Funny Not Funny by Jenna Abrams

The Only Functional Neurological Disorder Diagnosis I’m Willing to Accept by K Anand Gall

Blow Up by Graham Arnold

crook chene by jackie bang

Map Travel by Hillary Behrman

Can’t Elope by Miriam Camitta

You, Coagulant by Celeste Chen

Open Enrollment by Danielle Claro

The Tree in the Desert by David DeGusta

This is How She Disappears by Madison Dettlinger

Jig by Alicia Fuhrman

Bad Guys by Patricia Garcia Lujan

Sanctuary by Tim Griffith

Walking to Camano by Clemintine Guirado

In Miss Betty’s House by William Hawkins

To Trace the Forests Wild by Sarah Helen

His Own Parallel Universe by Pauline Holdsworth

Lavender by Marilyn Hope

Peace Ganey by Maha Kamal

The Dog by Fredrick Kunkle

Barely a Sound by Kathleen Latham

Tsunami by Shivani Manghnani

Ate Raw and Often by Jacob Martinez

Perrito by Ainhoa Palacios

Hap by Suphil Lee Park

Blood is Thicker Than Afterthoughts by Ọbáfẹ́mi Thanni

Hammock by Roy Udeh-Ubaka

Field Methods by Lisa Wartenberg

Transmutation by Michele Wong

Egging by Sophia Zaklikowski


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