9.26.2022

Best of the Net Nominees

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

All the best to our nominees!

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9.4.2022

Baltimore Review 2022 - The Print Compilation

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Baltimore Review 2022, the print compilation of the poems, stories, and creative nonfiction published in our summer and fall 2021 and winter and spring 2022 online issues, is now available on Amazon. Copies will soon be mailed to everyone included in the book. Thanks to all the writers who share…

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9.2.2022

Winter Contest Categories Are Open

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

No theme! Subject matter is entirely up to you. Surprise us. But keep it short. See how much you can accomplish, how much of an impact you can have, with a small number of words. We want to wonder how you abracadabra words into magic. We want to be amazed and maybe a little jealous of how you do…

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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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