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‘The Massachusetts Review’ Awarded Whiting Literary Magazine Prize

“The Massachusetts Review” is thrilled to announce that the magazine has been awarded the 2021 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize for journals with medium-budget. The total prize amounts to $60,000.

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The support for all prize winners unfolds over three years. To help the magazines strengthen their network of support and ability to fundraise, the awards in the second and third years are made as matching grants, in which the Foundation doubles or triples new gifts. Each magazine will also receive time with an expert fundraising consultant and other professional development support throughout the year.

“The Massachusetts Review” was founded by UMass English professors, including Jules Chametzky, in order to promote social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, “The Massachusetts Review”  publishes work that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world. Since its founding in 1959 by professors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith Colleges, the magazine has published and promoted emerging and established artists from the U.S. and internationally. Each year, “The Massachusetts Review” publishes a special issue highlighting an underrepresented community or a critical social topic; past issues have addressed civil rights, the cost of war, and queer identity, and have showcased work by Caribbean, Asian American, North African and Middle Eastern and Native American writers.