2.1.2013

Best of the Net

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Congratulations to our two Best of the Net winners!Creative nonfiction category: Leslie Tucker, for “Packing Heat”Fiction category: Catherine Parnell, for “Morendo”

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1.15.2013

Poetry Review: Thomas Lux’s Child Made of Sand

by Liv Lansdale

Lux’s writing is luminous, and his riotous twelfth book, Child Made of Sand, is no exception. Titles like “Ermine Noose,” “The Little Three-handed Engine That Could,” and “The Anti-Lunarian League” won me over even before I read the first line of the book: “always leave quenched,” or realized it… Read more »

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1.9.2013

Six Questions For . . .

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Thanks to Jim Harrington for including the BR on his "Six Questions For . . ." site. He has an amazing number of literary journals included there--and more to come. Interesting to read through these. Check it out. http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2013/01/six-questions-for-barbara-diehl-founder.html

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1.3.2013

“Packing Heat” by Leslie Tucker to be Included in Best of the Net Anthology

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Congratulations to Leslie Tucker, whose essay "Packing Heat," published in the summer issue of The Baltimore Review, was chosen for inclusion in the 2012 Best of the Net Anthology!

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12.30.2012

An Idea for Your 2013 Writer’s Journal (No Point Tracking or Weigh-Ins)

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

An idea for a 2013 writer's journal that doesn't feel like a chore: Plan to read one poem, prose poem, or flash fiction piece every day. (Or maybe the first page of a story.) Only one. Doesn't sound intimidating, right? If it's a short poem, you might want to… Read more »

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12.10.2012

Prompt Response Category - Another Intriguing Image to Consider

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

See this visual prompt?                   This image is used with the permission of Andrew Abbott. Let's call it: "We did not return."  Did it set the cogs and gears of your mind in motion? Excellent. Submit your response in the "Prompt… Read more »

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12.6.2012

Working with Used Books, or Rooting Through Other People’s Stuff

by Liv Lansdale

Having failed to nab a number of internships at showy magazines, I’d thought of my new job as a bookstore clerk as settling. My first impression of my bosses didn’t help quash my snobbery—six straight hours spent talking sports and handling books without a single mention of their own… Read more »

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12.4.2012

Gary L. McDowell’s WEEPING AT A STRANGER’S FUNERAL to be published by Dream Horse Press

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Baltimore Review contributor Gary L. McDowell is proud to announce that his second full-length book of poetry, WEEPING AT A STRANGER'S FUNERAL, has been accepted by Dream Horse Press. The publisher is expecting a late 2013 release date." WEEPING AT A STRANGER'S FUNERAL is a book of associative and… Read more »

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11.28.2012

Clinching the Poem: Michael Salcman’s “The Cult of Beauty” in River Styx 88

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

I was catching up with the NewPages blog this morning—always a good source of literary journal news—when this November 26 blog post title caught my eye: “End of the World. End of the Book?” My heart stopped. Well, not for long. Although the post was an announcement of the… Read more »

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11.25.2012

Breathing Life into Pi

by Liv Lansdale

You'd be hard pressed these days to find a movie not based on a book. On the Lincoln:Vampire Hunter/ Lincoln à la Team of Rivals spectrum, today's theatergoers face Twilight, Cloud Atlas, Anna Karenina, and soon, Silk and Fifty Shades of Grey (new spectrum-markers, I'll bet anything).  As someone… Read more »

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