Summer the Way You Wish It Was: Reading Gabe Durham’s Fun Camp

by Seth Sawyers

Is it OK to say that a book tickled me? I don’t normally read “weird” books. I read novels with plots, memoirs, short stories. This one, though, this weird little book, it won me over.   Reading Gabe Durham’s Fun Camp is like listening to your smartest, funniest, cleverist… Read more »


Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers, Vol. 2 - For Your New Year’s Writing Resolutions!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers, Vol. 2   A Project of The Baltimore Review Get the new year off to a good start by warming up your writing muscles--or give  "Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers" as a gift! "Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers" is a one-week+ opportunity for writers… Read more »


Interview with William Black

by Bobbi Nicotera

William Black earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, and has taught fiction, poetry, and nonfiction courses at Ohio University, Western Washington University, the University of Alabama, the University of Scranton, and Johns Hopkins University. I first met Bill at Hopkins, where he serves as… Read more »


Throwback Thursday - “The Drive from Morgantown to Baltimore,” by Stephen J. West

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We are pleased to again present Stephen J. West's creative nonfiction work "The Drive from Morgantown to Baltimore," which appeared in The Baltimore Review's Winter 2012 (first online) issue. This 630-word piece about a drive to the Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore packs a powerful experience for the reader… Read more »


Throwback Thursday - “The Dress,” by Naomi Kimbell

by Holly Sneeringer

So, we’ll be looking back into our archives every Thursday (or every other, or a few here and there) to highlight a piece from one of our previous issues. We’ll be letting you know our thoughts, reading it now—and letting these stories and poems and essays live on a… Read more »


Baltimore Review Fall 2015 Issue is Live

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The Baltimore Review editors are pleased to present the Fall 2015 issue! A prime number (17) of poems, stories, and works of creative nonfiction. So please, make yourselves comfortable, pour a glass of good wine or a cup of fragrant tea, and read. Read more than once. If you… Read more »


Instrumental Notes from Writers in Bands

by Holly Morse-Ellington

Edgar Allen Poe’s cask of poems and stories has inspired musicians from the classical strings to the punk screams. From André Caplet's Conte fantastique and Rachmaninoff's choral symphony The Bells, to Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," to Queen’s "Nevermore" written by Freddie Mercury, to Iron Maiden, Stevie… Read more »


The Baltimore Review’s Winter Contest Theme:  Health

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Final Judge for the Contest: Joanna Pearson, MD   Link to the Submit page (and that big blue Submit button): http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit Pssst. For students in Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing only:  On the contest submission deadline date (November 30, 2015), these students will be able to submit… Read more »


FSU Center for Literary Arts Announces Winners of One-Act Playwriting Competition

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Contact: Limestone Connection limestoneconnection@gmail.com   FSU Center for Literary Arts Announces Winners of One-Act Playwriting Competition   The Frostburg Center for Literary Arts announces “Fifty Miles Away” by Jason Tinney of Frederick, Md., and Holly Morse-Ellington of Baltimore as the winner of the 2015 One-Act Playwriting Competition for the… Read more »


Creating Safe Spaces for Student Writers

by Lisa Lance

Q&A with Patrice Hutton, Founder of Writers in Baltimore Schools Last year, I had the privilege to volunteer as an instructor for Writers in Baltimore Schools (WBS), teaching a weekly creative writing workshop to fifth grade students at Waverly Elementary/Middle School. It was one of the most difficult, and… Read more »