Submissions for our printed anthology are open from January 1 – March 31, 2014. Our guest judge this year is Time magazine book critic and New York Times bestselling author, Lev Grossman. Mr. Grossman, along with The Masters Review staff, are looking for the best fiction and narrative nonfiction from students currently enrolled in MA, MFA, and PhD creative writing programs. This anthology is an annual showcase of the best among emerging authors. The top ten writers selected for publication will be nationally distributed with their work exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country.
On April 15, 2014 a shortlist of thirty stories will be announced. Mr. Grossman will select the top ten stories for publication from that shortlist.
Only students currently enrolled in an MA, MFA, or PhD creative writing program may submit.
Up to 7000 words of fiction and narrative nonfiction will be considered.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work as been accepted elsewhere. Email:
contactATmastersreviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
We do accept multiple submissions, however no more than one story from each author will be published.
Submissions that do not follow instructions or exceed the word count will be deleted unread. We are extremely excited about this year’s judge and to review your submissions. In order to submit a story, submit online here.