The Masters Review Blog

Apr 9

Weekend Reading for Saturday, April 9 2016

Happy Saturday! Catch up with this week’s literary news with TMR’s Weekend Reading. 

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The Writing World 

At the New York Times, the winners of the 2016 Whiting Award discuss their recent windfall in the context of their writing careers.

Help Jellyfish Highway Press, a publisher committed to book prizes for women, writers of color, and queer/trans writers, reach their next print goal.

Ottessa Moshfegh is the recipient of the 2016 PEN/Hemingway award for debut fiction for her novel Eileen. Moshfegh’s essay “How to Shit” appeared in The Masters Review last fall.


Indie comics publisher Oni Press announced five of the ten titles they selected from their open-submissions call last year.

Hachette Book Group has officially acquired Perseus Books, and Lena Dunham will now have her own “Lenny” imprint at Random House.

Powell’s Books of Portland, Oregon was featured in the Guardian’s “Interview with a Bookstore.”


The Passages North spring fiction contest closes on April 15, 2016. Submit up to 10,000 words for a chance at $1,000.  (Their current issue has our own, Megan Giddings!)

This Week at The Masters Review

Yesterday we published new fiction by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, “The Split.” We also shared “Our 5 Favorite Things from #AWP16,” including the Lulu Awards, a reading from Hugo House, and Claudia Rankine’s keynote address.

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