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Yesenia FLores DiazYesenia Flores Díaz WINNER, Fiction
Fiction: Don't Call Me Nena
Diaz is a writer whose work reflects her Puerto Rican heritage. She resides in Germantown with her family. To learn more:

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Susan Barror RUNNER-UP, Fiction
Fiction: White Bend 
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Danielle Currin

Fiction: Home
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Hija YuHija Yu
WINNER, Creative Non-Fiction

Creative Non-Fiction: Can Anything Stop Hope
for a Better Life?
Hija Yu was born in Seoul, Korea. She came to the United States when she was 14 years old, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a Master in Fine Arts from Florida State University. She became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Since her retirement from pastoral work, she has been trying to rekindle her love of writing.

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Shelley Johnson Carey
RUNNER-UP, Creative Non-Fiction

Creative Non-Fiction: Rescue Dog
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Carol Solomon
THIRD PLACE, Creative Non-Fiction

Creative Non-Fiction: A Recipe for Tzimmes
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Kateema LeeKateema Lee
WINNER, Poetry

Poetry: My Accent…
Lee has been published in print and online journals such as Word Riot, Pirene’s Fountain, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, African American Review, Gargoyle, and others. Her chapbook, Almost Invisible, was published in August 2017. When she is not teaching or grading, she binge-watches everything from “cheesy” movies, television shows, and international films to wonderfully informative documentaries.

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Diya Thangad

Poetry: Monsoon Season
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Danielle Stonehirsch

Poetry: In the Mirror
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CURRENT ISSUE // December - January 2018

Montgomery Writes

WHERE ARE YOU? This large, scenic place features rolling hills, open fields and the county’s rich farming heritage in the form of barns, out buildings, activity center, and some farm equipment from bygone days. Photograph by Bill Kamenjar

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by January 10.
Marianne Sickman of
of Gaithersburg recognized the locomotive steam engine at the Gaithersburg History Park near the city’s current train station.
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