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The theme for The Baltimore Review’s winter 2017 contest is "Milestones."

Why?

The Baltimore Review is now celebrating 20 years of publishing! From taking submissions in grocery bags from the post office to the editors' homes, typing submissions (yes, I had to re-type the accepted work in the right format for the printer), and taking books to bookstores in the trunk of my Ford Escort--to websites, blogs, social media, POD, and Submittable--we've come a long way, for sure.

I'll bet you've come a long way, too, in the past 20 years.

No doubt you can look back at your life and identify events that marked a significant change. And I'm talking big change. Whether that change is personal, taking your life (or the life of a character) in a new direction, or affecting millions.

Milestones can be on a grand scale, complete with crowds yelling and waving their arms. They can pass us by almost imperceptibly, too. And sometimes milestones are simply stones along the road to mark the number of miles. Go ahead. Brainstorm about those stones.

5,000-word limit (yes, we increased the word limit to match that of our non-contest submissions) for fiction and creative nonfiction. One to three poems in an entry. All entries considered for publication.

Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10. All contest entries, regardless of genre, should be submitted through this Contest link.

Please remove identifying information from the work before submitting. (But if you've forgotten, and your work moves on in the contest, we'll remove it before it goes to the final judge.)

Please do not enter the contest if you have won a first-place prize in a Baltimore Review contest within the past two years.

Deadline is November 30, 2016.

Final judge to be announced.


 







Ends on 11/30/2016

Reading now for our fall and winter issues.

Submit 1-3 poems. No fee. Please submit all poems in one document, not individually. If you later need to withdraw one or two poems, please note this in Submittable. No need to email us. No need to withdraw the submission. One submission per reading period.

Submit poems for contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. Poems entered here (non-contest) do not need to fit the theme. Thanks.

Name, address, phone number, and email address on top of page for each poem. Or include contact information in your bio box.

Poems should be single spaced, titled, with clear stanza breaks.

We look forward to reading your work.

Ends on 11/30/2016

Reading now for our fall and winterissues.

Submit one short story (really, just one, no more than 5,000 words) or one to three pieces of flash fiction (in one document). No Fee.

Submit stories for the contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. Stories entered here (non-contest) do not need to fit the theme. Thanks.

Stories should be double spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins. Name, address, phone number, and email address on first page. Pages should be numbered.

We look forward to reading your work.


Ends on 11/30/2016

Reading now for our fall and winter issues.

Submit one creative nonfiction piece (no more than 5,000 words). Short works of CNF are also encouraged. No fee.

Submit CNF for contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. CNF entered here (non-contest) does not need to fit the theme. Thanks.

Work should be double spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins. Name, address, phone number, and email address on first page. Pages should be numbered.
 


Tell us a story, We have always wanted to be told stories. For thousands of years, we have wanted to hear the storyteller's voice. That's nothing new. But the technology is.

Submit your story in a YouTube or Vimeo format, but you still have to tell us a story. Flash fiction. Poem. CNF. If you narrate, we will listen. We will also look for an innovative visual experience to accompany your narration. A compelling oral storytelling presence. An energetic spoken word poem in story form. Animation. Acting. Art. Anything. As long as we hear your voice telling us a story.

Three minutes or less, please.

No fee.

We encourage submissions that are both visually compelling and have a strong literary voice. Work that would be just as strong on the page. Please do not submit content here that does not fit this category. Thank you!


 

The Baltimore Review is celebrating 20 years of publishing! One way we will be celebrating is with a series of blog posts on the "milestones" theme.

Writers who have had their poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction published in The Baltimore Review in the past are invited to send us brief essays, 750 words or less, on a particular milestone. Feel free to explore the theme in any way you'd like. And include a photo--of yourself or of some image related to that milestone. We'll publish as many of these in our blog as possible.

Thanks!