Congratulations to the Winners of our Summer Issue “Heat” Theme Contest

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The Baltimore Review editors are pleased to announce the winners of our Summer Issue “Heat” theme contest. We hope that readers will enjoy the winning story and poems as much as we do. All appear in our Summer Issue online and will appear in our annual print collection in 2013.

Our congratulations to the following writers:


First Place
Ann Cwiklinski
“Selkie” – Short Story




Second Place
Moira Egan
“Hot Flash Sonnet” and “Sisters in Sweat Sonnet” – Poems





Third Place
Claudia Cortese
“The field curdles” and “Slippery Banjo” – Poems





Honorable Mention
Jennifer Fandel
“Heat Wave” – Poem



Thanks to our final judge, Jean McGarry, Professor and Co-Chair, The Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University.