The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer 2017 contest is "Monsters."
Monsters from books and movies. Monsters from your nightmares and daydreams. Monsters who are monstrous inside and out. Monsters who are monstrous only on the inside or only on the outside. A mask. Real. From the past. From the future. From this world. From another.
Take a story about a legendary monster and give it a twist. Write a CNF piece about our fascination with monsters (do some research). Write an ode to a monster. Write a story that shows empathy for a monster. Write a CNF piece about a particular monster's influence on your life. Write a poem to calm someone's fear of a monster. Make up a monster, and write a poem about it. Write a story in which a family member is a monster.
Write something we've never read before. Polish your writing until it shines.
5,000-word limit 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 May 31, 2017.
Final judge to be announced.