The #Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories is an annual collection of the past year's 20 best short stories published in American and Canadian magazines. The O. Henry prize was first given in 1918. Since 2003, the O. Henry Prize stories is dedicated to a writer who has made a major contribution to the art of the short story. The current winners include Helen Simpson, Jim Shepard, David Means, Susan Minot, Brad Watson, Leslie Parry and others.