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The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    1-4 months*
    Editor reported data
    96 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Copy of annual print compilation. Online quarterly issues.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 50

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

There is a 1,000 word maximum for the entire submission, regardless of the number of pieces in that submission.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 50

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000


Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50

Including prose poems

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    When you submit your work, please include a brief bio to introduce yourself.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction works published online are also published in an annual print compilation Accepts both contest and non-contest submissions. No submission fee for non-contest submissions. Currently pays $50 for accepted work. Contest fee is $8 with three $400 prizes. See site for details. Currently pays $50 for accepted work plus copy of annual print compilation. Oh, and if you donate $5 in a regular submission category (but no submission fee is required - seriously!), we'll send you a list of 58 cool writing prompts plus some tips. Promotes writers even after publication - awards, book publications, presentations, etc. - let us know. If your work is accepted for publication, we ask only for the right to publish it for the first time, online and in print. All rights revert to the author after publication by The Baltimore Review. All accepted work will be archived on the website.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

96 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

1236 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1848 days, 2625 days, 2455 days, 3366 days, 4268 days, 2209 days

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Submission calls


    Aug 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024

    Submission periods: Feb. 1 - May 31 and Aug. 1 - Nov. 30

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    Barbara Westwood Diehl


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