Literary Magazines : The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review
Baltimore, MD

Issues Per Year: 4 online, 1 print
Manuscripts Per Issue: 20 average
Payment Type: 1 contributor copy, web exposure, contest prizes


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 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. 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.

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Submission Information

  • Contemporary Literature
  • Ethnic
  • Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Submission Methods
  • Accepts Simultaneous Queries

Average Story Length: 3,000

  • Cover Letter

Response Times
Manuscripts: 3-4 months

Additional Information
Submit through online system only. See submission guidelines and taff page for editor preferences, and read past issues online.

Contact Information

Barbara Westwood Diehl

6514 Maplewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21212