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A Poetry Reading with Robert Whitehead, the 2022 Anne Halley Prize Winner

Join MR for a poetry Reading with Robert Whitehead, the 2022 Anne Halley Prize winner

Registration for the event can be found here.

Judges Ellen Doré Watson and Deb Gorlin, and the MR Editors, have selected Robert Whitehead's poem "David" from Spring 2021 issue (Vol.62, Issue 1) for this year's prize. From the judge's note: "By retelling the story of the fabled hero, the breathless narrator of Whitehead’s inspirational, of-the-moment poem, exhorts us to...


2022 Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize

Congratulations to ROBERT WHITEHEAD, winner of this year's Anne Halley Poetry Prize!

Ellen Doré Watson and Deb Gorlin have selected Robert Whitehead's poem "David" from MR's Spring 2021 issue (Vol.62, Issue 1) for the prestigious prize. A virtual reading with Robert Whitehead will be held May 26th on Zoom.

From the judge's note: "By...


Call for Submissions

The Massachusetts Review seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work for a forthcoming issue spotlighting work by disabled and/or D/deaf artists. We as guest editors Khairani Barokka and Cyree Jarelle Johnson would love to solicit work from writers and poets who identify as D/deaf, disabled, chronically ill, mentally ill, and/or neurodiverse. This special issue is part of an effort to increase Massachusetts Review’s publication of artists from our communities going forward. Submissions of up to six poems (in one document), or prose of up to 7,000 words should be sent to, with the subject line: Special Issue: GENRE. We ask that you make one submission per genre at most. We do not accept previously published work. We...


The Massachusetts Review wins a 2021 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize

We are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Review has won a 2021 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize!

The Massachusetts Review is honored to receive this award from the Whiting Foundation,attentive and daring editorship in a time when the literary arts have been overshadowed by political and social strife. To be recognized by such an important organization validates our six decades of work, and, more importantly, celebrates our daring, thoughtful, and essential...

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