Baltimore Review

Baltimore Review


From the Editor

The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers. The Baltimore Review was founded by Barbara Westwood Diehl in 1996 as a literary journal publishing short stories and poems, with a mission to showcase the best writing from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. Our mission remains just that. However, in our online format, we can now bring that fine writing to the world’s attention, more frequently, and at less cost. We can also explore new ways to bring the world of writers and writing to the reader’s attention. The journal grew to become a nationally distributed journal, and later became an independent nonprofit organization in 2004. Susan Muaddi Darraj led the journal from 2003 to 2010, expanding contributions to include creative nonfiction and interviews. In 2011, Barbara Westwood Diehl resumed leadership of the journal and now serves as Senior Editor with Kathleen Hellen.

In 2012, The Baltimore Review begins its new life as a quarterly, online literary journal. This doesn’t mean that we’ve fallen out of love with the printed book. Work accepted for online publication will also be collected for annual print issues. To our contributors, our editors, the Baltimore literary community, and the network of writers throughout the world—thank you for your vision. Contact us at


Poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and videos. See Staff page for editor preferences, as well as the submission guidelines at


The BR sponsors two themes contests each year. Deadlines are May 31 and November 30. See website for themes. Non-theme submissions are accepted during all reading periods.


Print publication? Yes
Circulation online quarterly and annual print compilation
Approx. Response Time? 3 months or less
How often do you publish? online quarterly and annual print compilation
Year Founded? 1996
Do you pay? Web exposure and copy of annual print compilation
Do you take online submissions? Yes


Editors Name Barbara Westwood Diehl

One thought on “Baltimore Review”

  1. I’ve been told you are not reading literary works any more. True?

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