Samantha Xiao Cody

Prose Reader

Samantha Xiao Cody is a queer, half-Chinese writer pursuing her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She recently won the Masters Review 2019 Winter Short Story Award and was a runner-up in the Missouri Review’s 2020 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, and has had work published in Split Lip Magazine, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere. She has a degree in Physics from Princeton University and previously lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she taught Math and Physics at a project-based-learning high school.