The Hyphen / Asian American Writers Workshop Short Story Competition Finalists were just announced:
Catherine Chung for "Accident"
Philip Huang for "Pineola Inn"
Shivani Manghnani for "Ugly"
Preeta Samarasan for "Our House Stands in a City of Flowers"
Naomi J. Williams for "Rickshaw Runner"
Looks like some pretty stiff competition. I'm curious how many Lao or Hmong short stories got fielded this time around. Congratulations to everyone who made it!
And for those who didn't become finalists, it's still good and important to submit and to get into the habit of sharing your work with others. Hopefully we'll see your best stories come to light soon, too!
It was nice of Hyphen and AAWW to hold a competition like this. I'd like to see the competition repeated next year and as an ongoing annual event!