Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

Participants receive personalized feedback on a story or essay, detailed suggestions for improvement, and resources for submittingall from an experienced instructor. The workshop allows writers to work with instructors remotely and strives to provide a workshop experience that can easily fit into their lives.

Submissions are now closed as we are SOLD OUT!

COST: $299

Participants Receive:

  • an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
  • PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
  • automatic inclusion in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
  • suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work, along with reading recommendations from your instructor
  • an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology
  • Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30. Early submissions may yield earlier feedback.

Flash Fiction Workshop With David Galef

We love small stories. This workshop is open specifically to submissions below 1000 words and allows up to two stories per submission. All submissions will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submissions close when spots are full.

COST: $299

Participants receive:

  • an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
  • PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
  • automatic inclusion in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
  • suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work, along with reading recommendations from your instructor
  • an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology
  • Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30. Early submissions may yield earlier feedback.

David Galef is a fiction writer, critic, poet, and essayist. His short story collection, My Date with Neanderthal Woman, won Dzanc Books’ inaugural short story collection prize, and the title story was performed at Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. His latest book, Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook, is the first full-fledged textbook for writing flash fiction and is now in its sixth printing. He has won Wigleaf’s Top 50 Flash Fictions of the Year, as well as the Association of Literary Sholars, Critics, and Writers’ Meringoff Prize for Fiction.


 Praise for The Masters Review’s Editorial Feedback

“I workshopped two stories with you/The Masters Review last year, and I wanted to let you know that revised versions of those stories helped me earn an acceptance to the University of Arizona, where I’ll be an MFA candidate in fiction this fall. Thank you so much for your feedback and for running such a wonderfully supportive publication and platform for emerging writers. ” Josh, Summer Workshop

“I wanted to share my news with you. “Piano Lessons,” the essay I submitted to the workshop with Anne Valente 2 yrs ago, is coming out in Creative Nonfiction in the April issue. You were so generous in your support of my writing. CNF was top on your list of recommended places to send it.” Ellen, Summer Workshop

“I hope The Masters Review will continue to do these online workshops and do them more frequently. It’s invaluable to get personal feedback from writers and editors of this caliber.” Drew, Summer Workshop

“Out of all of the editing processes I’ve encountered, the way you worked with me on ‘Shine’ stands out the most. I feel like you understand what I’m trying to achieve overall, offered edits to bolster that, and gave me suggestions that made the story that much stronger.” Ron, New Voices Author

“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to receive thoughtful feedback on my writing!” Albert, Summer Workshop