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Weekend Reading for Saturday, April 2 2016

Good morning! Here’s some literary love to get your weekend off right. 

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The VIDA Count is slowly beginning to see a shift toward gender parity in publishing. They’re also taking a more intersectional look at the writing world in their own surveys.

We love an anthology! A new one from Tachyon, Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature, looks especially great and includes stories from Junot Díaz, George Saunders, and TMR contributor Julia Elliott.

The two finalists for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running recognition program for high-school and middle-school writers, were both freshmen from Oregon (home state of The Masters Review). We’re very proud.


Fantasy author J.S. Morin shares twenty questions authors must ask themselves when world building.  

Kelly Kerney, author of Hard Red Spring, discusses why writing historical fiction can be so fraught at Publishers Weekly.


Dzanc Books announced an inaugural fiction prize. The winner will receive a $10,000 book advance and will be published in Fall 2017.

Weekend Reads

Fiction: “Retrieval” by Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife.

This Week at The Masters Review

We’ve been busy at the AWP Conference in Los Angeles—meeting TMR contributors, swapping stories, and discovering new lit journals. But before we left, we shared two posts for new and emerging writers at AWP: One on how to navigate your first conference and another with handpicked panels for emerging writers.

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