The winter issue of The Baltimore Review went live on February 2. The spring issue of The Baltimore Review went live on May 1. Publishing since 1996, steadfast but never stodgy, this stalwart of the literary community got a technological makeover with the winter 2012 issue. Readers can enjoy five online issues now. The new format allows for expanded content, including videos—they want videos! See the submission guidelines on the site. Ideas? They want to hear them. Have some fiction credentials and want to review fiction submissions? Email them. Almost 6,000 submissions have arrived since the new online system opened for business in the summer of 2011. (Maybe the editors should send their 10,000th submitter a large can of Old Bay or a package of Berger cookies.) Not changed since 1996: the BR’s mission to showcase great writing from Baltimore and beyond. Many fine “beyond” writers here, but you’ll find many incredible Baltimore-area writers throughout the online issues.
More big news: Baltimore Review contributors recently scored two “Best of the Net” prizes, for fiction and creative nonfiction!