Now in its third volume, The Masters Review is a collection of ten stories from students in graduate-level creative writing programs across the country (MFA, MA, PhD). Selected by such well-known authors as Lauren Groff (Volume I), AM Homes (Volume II), previously featured authors have gone on to publish novels, short story collections, and win awards, including a Nelson Algren Award finalist, an Academy of American Poets Prize winner, and a Fulbright Fellow. Many have gone on to continue their publishing in literary journals nation wide.
Volume III, with stories selected by Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author and Times book critic, includes Drew Ciccolo (Rutgers-Newark University College; MFA), Amanda Pauley (Hollins University; MFA), Eric Howerton (University of Houston; PhD), Maya Perez (Michener Center for Writer; MFA), Shane R. Collins (Stonecoast University of Southern Maine; MFA), Courtney Kersten (University of Idaho; MFA), Meng Jin (Hunter College; MFA), Joe Worthen (University of North Carolina Wilmington; MFA), Andrew MacDonald (University of Massachusetts Amherst; MFA), Dana Xin (University of Montana; MFA).
In addition to its annual anthology, The Masters Review also accepts submissions year round for its regular online feature New Voices. This is open to any new or emerging author who was not published a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction of novel length. Fiction or narrative nonfiction up to 5000 words accepted for New Voices pays .10/word up to $200 with no submission fee.