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Feb 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Guidelines

"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."

"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."

Vibe

Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok

Response Time

1-4 months / 93 days

Acceptance Rate

2.23%

  • Payment

    Yes: $50

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    No

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    Yes

  • Provides contributor copies

    Yes: Copy of annual print compilation. Online quarterly issues.

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

5 genres

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Flash Fiction

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

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

Nonfiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Flash Nonfiction

Max words: 1000

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Including prose poems

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Flash Fiction

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

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

Nonfiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

5,000 words max, but shorter is often better

Flash Nonfiction

Max words: 1000

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Including prose poems

Statistics

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Track submission

392

Total submissions tracked

93 days

Average response time

2.23%

Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

212 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 413 days, 422 days, 450 days, 667 days, 943 days, 1848 days, 2455 days, 2625 days, 3366 days, 4268 days

How to submit

Process

See submission guidelines

Cover letters

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

Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirements

Formatting

Coming soon! All the Times New Romans and double spaces!

Rights for published work

Coming soon! First, third, none, all the rights!

Additional info

Active on social media (Twitter and Facebook) - recently added Mastodon, Instagram, Post, Spoutible - we'll see how all these shake out Pays Poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction works published online are also published in an annual print compilation Promotes writers even after publication - awards, book publications, presentations, etc. - let us know 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. 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 53 cool writing prompts.

About the Magazine

Founded in 1996 | United States

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Barbara Westwood Diehl

Editor-in-Chief

See our staff page

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路 聽Aug 9
In addition to poems, short stories, and CNF from across the U.S. and beyond, we're including a special section featuring Maryland writers. So if you're currently a Maryland resident, consider submitting in that category.
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路 聽Jul 29
Our summer 2023 issue is now live! Hope you enjoy the poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction in these pages. https://baltimorereview.org/ We open our Submittable doors again on August 1.
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路 聽May 25
We did the math, and we're increasing the contest prize amounts to $400 in each category (flash fiction, flash CNF, prose poem). Payment is $50 for all other work we accept for publication. Deadline for all categories is May 31. https://www.baltimorereview.org/
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路 聽Aug 9
In addition to poems, short stories, and CNF from across the U.S. and beyond, we're including a special section featuring Maryland writers. So if you're currently a Maryland resident, consider submitting in that category.