The Masters Review Volume XII Finalists!

August 30, 2023

Drum roll… the finalists for our twelfth print anthology are in! Congrats to the following ten writers for being chosen by Toni Jensen to appear in next year’s book! We want to give a round of applause to all thirty writers included on our shortlist, and to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to every single person who submitted to this year’s anthology prize and made these decisions so difficult. We couldn’t do it without you!

Beyond Reproach by Kristin Burcham

Small Shameful Acts by Katherine Cart

Spider Tim by Leah Edwards

An Afternoon at the Edge of the World by Jenny Hayden Halper

Model Home by Ana Kornblum-Laudi

YOUNG AGAIN by Will James Limón

The Swans by Daniel Monzingo

Stillborn by Isabelle Shifrin

The Wedding Dress by Dyanne Stempel

Sow by Allison Backous Troy


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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