The Bridport Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for emerging writers today, and to be recognized as a prizewinner is an incredible honor. The opportunity to attend the awards ceremony at the Bridport Arts Centre, and meet some of the people who dedicate their time and energy to the appreciation of the literary arts, was nothing short of marvelous. I was struck by the excitement and the generosity of spirit in the air that afternoon. At the time, I was starting my first semester at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and since then, my stories have gone on to be prizewinners in the Alice Munro Short Story Competition.
William Pei Shih (USA) highly commended in short story competition 2014