In 2010, the U.S. economy was recovering from a recession. Many magazines and newspapers either went out of business or moved their print publications online. Writer Kim Winternheimer listened to concerns about the potential death of physical books. She watched the demise of the Best New American Voices anthology. But rather than despair, she started The Masters Review as a way of celebrating emerging writers in an online literary journal.
“I made a deal with myself to stick with it through a lot of challenges,” she says. “Part of the game is staying in the game.”