1807: An Art and Literary Journal


The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Council for the Arts & Culture (the “Council”) is pleased to announce that the inaugural edition of 1807, An Art and Literary Journal, launched in May 2019. (Read about the journal's launch here.)

A subset of the art published in the inaugural issue will be on display in the Weise Gallery at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library between July 15 and Oct. 15, 2019.

Print copies of 1807 may be purchased for $18.07 each. Please make checks payable to UMBF, Inc., and note 1807 in the memo line. Checks should be sent to:

Paulette Harris-Gross
Office of the President
220 N. Arch Street, 14th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Please indicate if you would like to pick up the journal from her at that address, or you can request that Paulette mail you your copy/copies.

Our Vision

1807 is an anthology curated, edited, and produced by members of the UMB community. UMB faculty, staff, and students as well as University of Maryland Medical Center employees and our West Baltimore neighbors are encouraged to enter. Submission does not guarantee publication. Submissions are free and made online only.

The goal of the publication is to promote the artists in the UMB community, to create more engagement between the UMB and West Baltimore communities, and to serve as a recruitment tool.

Our Mission

1807 strives to encourage members of the UMB community to express themselves creatively through art and the written word. The annual journal showcases the talents of our faculty, staff, students, and the broader UMB community and neighbors in the visual arts (painting, drawing, illustration, digital art), photography, varied media (sculpture, clay, metal, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood), and the written word (short story, essay, narrative, poetry). 1807 seeks high-caliber, unpublished works that broadly and creatively relate to the Council’s themes of social justice, health, healing, the mind, and the body.