IMPRINT Issue 16

Since its inception in 2001, IMPRINT has provided a showcase for WiPS members' work. While many contributors are established authors, illustrators and photographers, for others, IMPRINT provides the opportunity to see their work in print for the first time. This can be an exciting experience, a reassurance that what they have to say is worth being seen or read. Almost fifty WiPS members contributed the best of their efforts to the latest issue of IMPRINT on subjects as diverse as the membership itself. Regardless of where they were born in the world, WiPS members share one thing in common: they live (or have lived) in Hong Kong and have an interest in the written word or the visual image.

On 24 March 2017, WiPS celebrated the launch of the 16th issue of IMPRINT in style in the congenial surroundings of the Hughes and Burton Rooms in the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Central. The anthology once again offers a spirited mix of fiction, poetry, travel writing, essays, commentary and memoir, together with photographs and artwork.

The Members' Directory included at the back is a useful and valuable resource providing credentials and contact information for individuals whose backgrounds and experience span the gamut of publishing expertise.

"Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society has consistently turned out spectacular writing and photography in its annual IMPRINT anthology, but the 16th issue is distinctly special. It begins on a sad note with a lovely tribute to Clare Hollingworth, one of the most decorated foreign correspondents and a steadfast presence at WiPS until her final days at the age of 105. Further into the volume, former WiPS president Cathy Hilborn Feng writes a moving remembrance of meeting Clare for the first time. The other personal narratives, short stories, travel essays, works of poetry, and photographs take place not just in Hong Kong, but in locations around the world. The diversity of the members and their work will appeal to readers from every background. IMPRINT 16 is WiPS at its best."  -- Susan Blumberg-Kason, Good Chinese Wife

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 Members' Publication Success

The inaugural Saphira Prize for unpublished writing was awarded to Elsie Sze in March 2013. Elsie, a longtime WiPS member and IMPRINT contributor, made a special trip from Canada to accept the Saphira Prize in person. Her novel, Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak, was edited and published a year later by fellow WiPS members.