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Jan 5

The Masters Review Volume V Judge – Amy Hempel

We’re so pleased to introduce the judge for our fifth volume! Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by today’s best emerging writers. Our aim is showcase ten authors who we believe will continue to produce great work. This year Amy Hempel will select the winners. This printed collection serves as a wonderful endorsement, allowing us to share new writers with a growing readership, which includes editors, agents, and established authors across the country.

AMY HEMPEL is the author of the story collections Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel was one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of The Year. Amy Hempel received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inaugural fellowship from the United States Artists Foundation. She won the Rea Award for the Short Story and received the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction. In 2015, Hempel received the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, GQ, Vanity Fair, among many others, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize, to name a few. She teaches for the MFA program through Bennington College.

$5000 awarded :: Submissions open January 15th.

Submission Guidelines:

  • fiction and narrative nonfiction
  • 7000 word count maximum
  • international submissions allowed
  • simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please inform us if your story has been accepted elsewhere
  • previously unpublished work only
  • emerging writers only: cannot have a novel published at the time of submission (self-published authors and writers with published story collections are free to submit. Authors with a contract for a novel are also free to submit.)

Publication, national distribution, and exposure to over 50 editors and agents.

PRAISE FOR THE MASTERS REVIEW

“I read your issues like clockwork! I’m a literary agent, and there’s such a great cast of emerging writers on this site that I’m always checking in to see if there’s anyone who might be looking for representation for longer form work.” –VICTORIA MARINI, GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS

“If these are the voices we’ll be hearing from, American literature has an awful lot to look forward to.” –RAMONA AUSUBEL, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born

“The future of literature.” –Reader’s Favorite

To learn more about the anthology, click here.

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