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The Baltimore Review

About The Baltimore Review: Publishing since 1996, The Baltimore Review is an online and print journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as visual and video arts.

Contact Information:

Editor: Barbara Diehl



Submission Information:

Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/1-11/30; 2/1-5/30 Response time: 3 months Payment: see website Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1092-5716 Founded: 1996 Issues per year: 4 online, 1 print

Publisher’s description: Published since 1996 as print journal, The Baltimore Review re-launched as an online, quarterly journal in 2012. This doesn't mean that we've fallen out of love with the printed book. Work accepted for online publication will also be collected for annual print issues. The journal features the work of Baltimore-area writers, as well as writers from around the world.

The BR accepts short story, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions, as well as photos for contest issues. Contest submissions are accepted for two issues per year, and contest themes are announced on the website. A new category, beginning with the spring 2012 issue, is video (YouTube or vimeo format). Want updates on new issue releases, submission deadlines, contest themes, and events? Subscribe on this page: (you can unsubscribe at any time).

Writers are encouraged to read the editors’ comments, the submission guidelines, announcements and other items of interest on our blog, and, of course, the work of our contributors at

Recent issues:

In the Spring 2014 issue of Baltimore Review, read fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by Calvin Hennick, Meg Hunter, Matthew Sisson, Matthew Gavin Frank, Kate Peper, Barbara Nishimoto, Jill Storey, Maya Schenwar, Benjamin Goldberg, William Fargason, Janice Ko Luo, Timur Karaca, Brandon Amico, Tim Fitts, and Katherine Carberry.

The Summer 2013 issue features poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction (including audio from a number of our contributors) from Margaret Adams, Marcia Aldrich, Dick Allen, Maureen Alsop, Emari DiGiorgio, Jesse Donaldson, Janice Greenwood, Robert Guthrie, Bob Haynes, Micah Dean Hicks, Alisha Karabinus, Leatha Kendrick, Jacqueline Kolosov, Linda Parsons Marion, Michele Morano, Victoria Bosch Murray, Jami Nakamura Lin, Marjorie Stelmach, Dariel Suarez, and Lewis Turco.

The Spring 2013 issue features poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction (including audio from a number of our contributors) from Anne Barngrover, Rachel Linnea Brown, John Byrne, Brandon Jennings Davis, Robert Earle, Emily Hipchen, Leslie Jenike, Margarite Landry, Kate Leary, Matthew Lippman, Kenji C. Liu, Rachel Lyon, Daniel O’Malley, Matthew Neill Null, Bill Ratner, Emma Gabrielle Silverman, Skaidrite Stelzer, Avrom Sutzkever (translated by Zackary Sholom Berger), and Sarah Brown Weitzman. This work will also be included in our 2013 print compilation, to be published this summer.


last updated 06/09/2014