“The Massachusetts Review” is delighted to announce that the magazine has been awarded the 2021 Whiting Literary Magazine Award for Mid-Budget Journals. The total price is $60,000.
Support for all winners is spread over three years. To help magazines build their support network and fundraising ability, the second- and third-year awards are given as matching grants, in which the Foundation doubles or triples new donations. 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, to promote social justice and equality, and 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 United States and around the world. Each year, “The Massachusetts Review” publishes a special issue highlighting an underrepresented community or critical societal issue; Past issues have dealt with civil rights, the cost of war and queer identity, and have featured works by writers from the Caribbean, Asian-American, North African, Middle Eastern and Native Americans.