5.2.2012

BR Heat Theme Contest - May 30 Deadline - Mark Your Calendars

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

It’s energy. It’s intensity. It’s passion. It consumes you. It bakes. It steams. It’s a fever, or a just blush. It’s a night in a cheap motel, a barefoot walk on hot sand, an hour in the interrogation room. It’s nuclear fusion or the Senate floor. It’s jalapeno and… Read more »

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4.12.2012

BR Contributor News

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The Baltimore Review is pleased to share the following contributor news: Ned Balbo's third book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press, 2010), has been awarded the 2012 Poets' Prize, judged by a panel of 20 U.S. poets. The prize includes a cash award and… Read more »

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4.6.2012

BR by the Numbers

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Yes, the BR editors are all writers who deal in the alphabet currency every day--in denominations of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, stanzas--with punctuation marks to make sense of it all. Some of here like to keep tabs on the numbers, too, and we thought that our readers and our thousands of contributors… Read more »

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3.8.2012

Conversations & Connections: Practical Advice on Getting Published - Register Now!

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

In 2007, I attended a writer's conference and was manning the Baltimore Review table, meeting new and established writers and sharing information about our journal and the type of work we accepted. However, I remember distinctly feeling that the panels offered at the conference were not especially related to… Read more »

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2.26.2012

What’s in a Name

by Sam Schmidt

I’ve been thinking about the mystery of author names, how the name of a poet or writer will sometimes seem exquisitely fitting, like it’s an emblem of the work. And there’s music in a name. The “Billy” in Billy Collins catches something about that poet’s intimate tone; it’s like… Read more »

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2.16.2012

Interview with Jessica Anya Blau

by Elise Burke

Jessica Anya Blau is one of Baltimore’s most esteemed novelists. She is the author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties (2008) and Drinking Closer to Home (2011), both of which have received immense praise by the Today Show, The New York Post, New York Magazine, The San Francisco… Read more »

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2.16.2012

Contest Theme for Summer Issue is (drum roll, please) -  Heat!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

It’s energy. It’s intensity. It’s passion. It consumes you. It dissolves, melts, bakes.  It’s a fever, or just a blush. It’s a night in a cheap motel, a barefoot walk on hot sand, a complicated meal in a rowhouse kitchen. It’s nuclear fusion or the Senate floor. It’s jalapeno… Read more »

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1.27.2012

Our First Online Issue

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Welcome to the first online issue of The Baltimore Review. The response to our call for submissions was overwhelming—and I mean that in a good way. Writers, it was an honor to read your work. If you submitted work and haven’t heard from us, please know that you haven’t… Read more »

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1.26.2012

We Lion

by Kathleen Hellen

The 2011 contest entries opened doors to many rooms: Living rooms, dying rooms. Waiting rooms, prison rooms. Rooms that ask you to come in, rooms that warn to stay away. Clean rooms, hidden rooms. Bar rooms, back rooms, bare rooms. For me as a writer, as a woman, as… Read more »

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