The Masters Review Volume IX Finalists

August 15, 2020

We are so excited to share at last the shortlist for our ninth volume of our annual anthology. Rick Bass narrowed the field from 30 excellent stories and essays to a mere 10, which was surely a difficult task. We can’t wait to share these finalists with you!


Cicada Summer, Emma Choi

Everyday Horror Show, Paola Ferrante

Pirating, Jack Foraker

Exchanges, Dara Kell

The Monroe House, Charisse Kubr

The God in the Dark, Leeyee Lim

Proper Forage, Barbara Litkowski

Above Snowline, Rachel Markels Webber

Mortal Champions, Stefani Nellen

Whitney in the Real World, Stephanie Pushaw


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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