Smartish Pace

poetry magazine - est. 1999

 

 

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So what is Smartish Pace?

Smartish Pace is an independent non-profit magazine in Baltimore that was founded by Editor Stephen Reichert in 1999. We've published over a dozen Pulitzer Prize winners and many poets for the first time. We've been the most fun at AWP for 20 years and hosted countless readings at over 50 venues and currently host a monthly reading series in Baltimore at Bird in Hand. We also have a new baby website that is a bit of a mess but we're working on it and soon it will be as super as our old grown-up website so don't judge us too harshly right now. Just send us your poems.

Prizes

Erskine J. Poetry Prize (2021, published in 2022)

Deadline: January 1, 2022.

21st annual prize.  We allow simultaneous submissions. All poems submitted for the prize will be considered for publication in Smartish Pace.

Beullah Rose Poetry Prize (2021 published in 2022)

Deadline: January 1, 2022. 

18th annual prize. We allow simultaneous submissions. Women only. All poems submitted for the prize will be considered for publication in Smartish Pace. 

We host the monthly reading series THE HOT L in Baltimore at Bird in Hand (11 E 33rd St). Click here to find the next event as we reemerge from our Covid hangover in July or August. Click here to view our past readings. Readings feature 2 or 3 poets and include the best open mic in Baltimore. No really, this is a rare great open mic, trust us.