5.26.2016

Oh, wait. This is a holiday weekend.

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

And you're supposed to be having fun, right? Grilling shish kebabs. Playing croquet with the kids. Quaffing a couple of cold ones . . . Unless trimming the fat from your prose and shopping for elegant nouns and verbs is your idea of fun. And yes, for some of… Read more »

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5.18.2016

The Businesslike Approach of BR Conributor Angela Morales

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Read how Angela Morales took a businesslike approach to submitting her essays to literary journals in the May/June 2016 issue of Poets & Writers. Every essay in her recently published book, The Girls in My Town, was first published in a journal—including the Spring 2012 issue of The Baltimore… Read more »

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4.15.2016

Baltimore Review Interview with Geoff Wyss

by Seth Sawyers

We enjoy checking in with writers we’ve published in past issues. We loved Geoff Wyss’s “Black and White,” a story about a teacher who is mistaken by the New Orleans police for someone much more dangerous but also a story that gradually becomes, well, self-aware. We published Wyss’s story… Read more »

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4.11.2016

AWP Envy

by Jennifer Lee

I’d been writing for over ten years before I even heard of the AWP conference. Friends who’d recently finished an MFA were going, and for days beforehand it was all they talked about. Nowadays I’m well aware when the annual writers conference rolls around. As surely as sap begins… Read more »

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4.8.2016

Baltimore Review to Participate in the 2016 CityLit Festival

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Yes, through the magic of multiple editors who can juggle responsibilities in the air without dropping even one promotional item (BR airplanes!), flier, book, pen, mug, or credit card reader, the BR will be present at not only Split This Rock in D.C. on April 16 but also Baltimore's… Read more »

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4.7.2016

Throwback Thursday - “A Love Supreme” by Mary Morris

by Holly Sneeringer

We are honored to feature “A Love Supreme” by Mary Morris, originally published in our Spring 2012 issue.  It is an opportunity to revisit this elegant poem where different art forms converge, adding breadth and depth to the ongoing spiritual conversation that John Coltrane’s song pulls us into. And… Read more »

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4.6.2016

Baltimore Review to Participate in “Split This Rock” Book Fair

by Barbafa Westwood Diehl

Attending the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Festival in DC? Be sure to stop by the Book Fair on April 16 and say Hello. Haven't purchased a copy of Baltimore Review 2015 yet? You can pick up a copy at a lower price than you see online. Some fun… Read more »

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3.3.2016

“Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers” is Back!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

A Project of The Baltimore Review "Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers" is a one-week+ opportunity for writers to practice writing vivid scenes and to give and receive structured feedback on a user-friendly online learning platform. Seriously. You don't need to be a computer wiz. Each day beginning Saturday, March… Read more »

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1.10.2016

Reflections on My 2015 Reading List

by Jennifer Lee

In 2014 I began keeping a list of the books I read. I’d never made a habit of this, and if someone asked me the best book I read in 2013, I’d be hard pressed to remember even one title. So in 2014 I began the practice, and I… Read more »

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1.9.2016

A Writer’s Inspiration—and Some Advice

by Jean Free and Jennifer Lee

A Writer's Inspiration - Jean Free The Rotary Dial, a journal that focuses on formal poetry, recently included my poem “Astrology” in their annual Best Dial Poems of 2015 issue. I am so elated to see this poem in print, mostly because of how long it took me to… Read more »

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