ZipgelWinnerBeeBread2014Hailey Zipfel, Writing student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), has been named winner of the 2014 Bee Bread Prize.  Her short story, “Ride Around, Tommy” was chosen from dozens of stories submitted by SCAD students studying at the Lacoste campus this winter.

The judge, award-winning nonfiction writer and novelist, Margaret McMullan, says: “This is a tight and very accomplished piece of writing. Hailey Zipfel manages to pack in a lot of great information within that first scene between Lindsay and Tom–we find out about the online girls, the weed, and we get the hints of their past. And then there is that great first passage of exposition: ‘She felt clumsy under his hands. She was only 21, an age most women were considered just blossoming, but Lindsay was in full bloom in another way. Her stomach was a constant reminder that half of what lived in her was part of him.’ Good, clear, close point-of-view writing there. Homerun. And then there’s that really nice pay-off and reversal at the end, forcing us to see and think differently about both Tommy and Lindsay. This may be a short piece, but it’s got a lot of interesting shadows.”

Hailey Zipfel’s award-winning story will be published in Le NAVIGATEUR: the online travel magazine for students.

About the Bee Bread Prize

Known in French apiculture as Pain d’Abeille, bread of the bee is a mixture of bee saliva, plant pollen, and nectar that the worker bees use to feed young bees and larvae.  The Bee Bread Prize, too—in its monetary award and public recognition—seeks to nourish and reward emerging talent in the writing arts.

The contest, held once a year on the SCAD Lacoste campus, is intended to promote: the Lacoste experience; extended learning opportunities outside the classroom; professional development for emerging writers; editorial collaboration between students, professors, and visiting artists; recognition and rewards for superior student achievement; and publication.


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