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Opportunities for Writers – August and September

A couple new opportunities for writers to peruse this coming month…   Baltimore County Public Library’s “Tales of the Dead” Ghost Story Writing Contest One for teens, one for adults (21+). Submissions are due by September 23 to Limit 3000 words. More info on the event page or contact Erica Palmisano. There are prizes […]

July/August Opportunities part 2 – Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions – Row Home Lit   A reminder about another great opportunity for writers this month (especially Baltimore area ones): submissions for Row Home Lit online magazine are open through August 1. Check out their previous issues and send submissions to

Upcoming Opportunities – July/August 2016

Writers and readers, We will be regularly posting about unique, meaningful, and fun opportunities for writers that we hear about. Check out a couple of truly unique opportunities for this July and August: Donald Trump themed satirical short story writing contest DumpTrumpSatire is soliciting for satirical or humorous short stories (1500-5000 words) that “touch in […]

Summer Meetups Every Other Sunday (Including This Sunday)

The Baltimore Writing Hour’s weekend Writing Hours are resuming this summer. Our next meeting is Sunday, June 19. Follow us @writinghour for quick updates. Where: HI – Baltimore Hostel in south Mt.Vernon, right around the corner from the Enoch Pratt Library main branch. 17 W. Mulberry St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Press the doorbell button. Time: 10 […]

BWH is taking a break from weekly meetups but will continue to host monthly retreats

Dear Baltimore Writing Hour Members, The BWH will be taking a break from its regular weekly Saturday meetups through October and possibly November. We’re taking some time off to restructure the group, plan for next year, and find another location. By 2016 we hope to restart our regular meetups, have more diverse events, and offer […]

Writing Hour Updates – Lit Mag, All Day Retreat

Dear readers, First off, thank you to everyone who sent in submissions to the second issue if End of 83! We will be reading over the next coming weeks and hope to have our second issue out late this summer! We will also be having our next all day retreat on Sunday, August 2 at […]

Live From My Mother’s Basement Pilot is Up!

The pilot episode of our podcast, Live From My Mother’s Basement, is up! Take a listen on soundcloud. Also find it on facebook and the iTunes store. And in case you’re wondering what it’s about…  Simone Addakari is a well educated but directionless twenty something, trying to find a place in the world. Inspired by […]

Updates: Lit Mag, LitMore Fundraiser, Podcast Forthcoming

Some updates from the Baltimore Writing Hour. ~ We are still accepting submissions for our literary journal, End of 83. We are taking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, fine art, and photography. Please email submissions to and see full submissions guidelines. ~ You can read our first issue and even pick up a free […]

All Day Writing Retreat Sunday June 7

Our next All Day Writing Retreat will take place on Sunday, June 7, from 11am-6pm at LitMore (3326 Keswick Rd, Baltimore, MD). Please bring: – laptop/whatever you write with – food or drinks for the potluck – $5 Parking on the street. This event is open to all people who want to get away for […]

Deadline Extension to Submit to End of 83

We are extending the deadline to submit to the second issue of End of 83 until July 1, 2015. There will be no theme for this one as for last time. We take submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, fine art, and photography. Send all submissions as attachments to Full guidelines here.