Ann Cwiklinski

Ann Cwiklinski started writing short stories about ten years ago, while raising four children in rural Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a writer for various organizations in Washington, DC, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her stories have won first prize at The Baltimore Review, CentralPA Magazine, and Yorkfest, a local arts festival, and have also appeared in pacificREVIEW, Minerva Rising, and The Flexible Persona.


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