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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.

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Submission Caps: They may close to submissions early if they reach their quota. Check before submitting.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1996

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2024* (approx. 37 days from now) through 30 November 2024. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2024* (approx. 37 days from now) through 30 November 2024. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2024* (approx. 37 days from now) through 30 November 2024. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Baltimore Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Poetry Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 590 reports from 479 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 89.0 mean avg | 94.0 median | 313 max days (36.3 std dev)
Responses89.15 %
Acceptances0.68 % of submissions accepted (37.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.84 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections88.47 % (92.6 avg. days per rejection) | 3.3 % personal, 70.3 % form, 26.4 % unspecified
Non-Responses10.85 %
Lost/Returned0.34 % (213.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded0.68 % (215.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals9.83 % (46.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending186 responses are pending (22 min | 54.6 mean avg | 47.0 median | 216 max days waiting | 30.5 std dev) from 181 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 120 days. (11.2 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 120 days.)
The most common submission tip paid: USD $5.00. (5.6 % reported giving a tip.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 20 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 31 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 20 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 03 Feb 2006

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