7.31.2022

Summer 2022 Issue Published July 31, 2022

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Our summer issue is live! We hope that you enjoy the poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction in this issue. And congratulations to our Micro Lit Contest winners. Their work is included in this issue. Bonnie Heather Bartos, 1st placeChristopher Notarnicola, 2nd placeAndy Young, 3rd…

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5.24.2022

A Kraków Literary Journal: “The Body is the Source and the End.” Q&A with Michał Choiński, poet and scholar

by Michael Downs

Michał Choiński is an English-language poet and professor who teaches literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. His latest book, Southern Hyperboles, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2020. He has published essays, poems, and translations…

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5.4.2022

Spring 2022 Issue Published May 3

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We flipped the switch and made the spring issue live last night. A huge thanks to all our contributors and to the BR team!We hope that the poems, stories, and creative nonfiction strike a chord in you. We hope that you'll feel the power and music of language in these works.Thank you for reading.

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4.17.2022

A Kraków Literary Journal: “It was literature that first drew me here.” A Q&A with Scotia Gilroy, literary translator

by Michael Downs

For Scotia Gilroy, a literary translator living in Kraków, 2021 brought years of work to fruition. In that year, three publishers issued Gilroy’s translations:             • Indiana University Press published the Holocaust memoir,…

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4.5.2022

A Kraków Literary Journal: A Street of Verse

by Michael Downs

Give the pronunciation of Ulica Bracka a try: oo-LEE-tsa BR-R-R-A-tska.Exclaim your delight: oo! Set free those plosive endings, the slanting rhymes: tsa and tska. Roll the R. Let your stresses climb and descend with the metrical feet: amphibrach and  trochee, if you like. Do this,…

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3.12.2022

50 Writing Prompts

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

In 2020, I wrote 25 writing prompts based on work we’ve published over the years. A small way of saying “thank you” to writers who donated $5 when submitting their work. In 2021, I expanded that list to 40 prompts. But 40 seemed like an odd stopping point. Not as odd as, say, 37, but not…

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3.1.2022

Open for Summer Contest Submissions - Micro Lit!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Complete details when you click the big blue button on our Submit page

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2.9.2022

Congratulations to Our Best of the Net Finalists!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Congratulations to BR contributors Claire O'Connor and Maria Zoccola (fiction finalists) and Lance Larsen (poetry finalist) and to all the fine writers and journals featured in Best of the Net!Claire O'Connor, “Home From the Wars,” Spring 2021 IssueMaria Zoccola, “We Hold Our Treasurers,…

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2.1.2022

An Internship Reflection - Grace Coughlan

by Grace Coughlan

During my last semester of college, I had the opportunity to intern at The Baltimore Review. I think it can be difficult to sum up an experience in words, especially when you spend an extended period of time in such an experience, but I want to emphasize that this internship taught me so much about…

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1.27.2022

Winter 2022

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Our Winter 2022 issue was published Wednesday night, January 26! We hope that you enjoy the poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction in this issue.Congratulations to the winners of our winter contest! Their work is included in this issue. Aekta Khubchandani, Poetry Robin Tung,…

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