Ten years ago, one of my earliest short stories, "The Feast of All Souls", about a young girl who visits her infant cousin's grave in the Baguio Cemetery, appeared in the inaugural volume of The Masters Review, guest edited by Lauren Groff. Ten years later, I was invited to write a short essay about my long and circuitous path to publishing my debut collection of stories (watch this space for updates!) for their tenth anniversary issue, guest edited this time by Diane Cook. Reading my essay again, I feel glad for sticking around, for persevering throughout the setbacks and disappointments of this brutal business. The Masters Review and I have come a long way. More about their latest anthology here.