Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, 2017 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Awards in Short Stories
  • Finalist, 2017 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction for “Prologue”
  • Long-listed for 2017 Wigleaf Top 50 for “Phainopepla”
  • Winner of 2016 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award
  • Runner-up for 2016 Juniper Prize in Short Fiction
  • Finalist, 2016 New American Press Short Fiction Prize
  • Finalist, 2016 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest
  • 3rd Place Winner, Sixfold 2016 Spring Fiction Contest for “An Impromptu Lesson on Black Holes”
  • 3rd Place Winner, Sixfold 2015 Winter Fiction Contest for “Waiting for the Cottonmouths to Feed”
  • Winner of Sixfold 2014 Winter Fiction Contest for “Cinema Verite”
  • Winner of Main Street Rag 2005 Fiction Contest for  “How Many Ways Can You Die on a Bus?”
  • Finalist, Pebble Lake Review 2005 Fiction Contest for “Ventriloquy”
  • Winner of Gulf Coast 2002 Fiction Contest for “If My Mother Was the Final Girl”

Nominations

  • Pushcart Nomination for 2019 Pushcart Anthology for “Cinema Verite” (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2019 Pushcart Anthology for “Key Concepts in Ecology” (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2019 Pushcart Anthology for “If My Mother Was the Final Girl” (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2019 Pushcart Anthology for “Glow,” published in Arroyo Literary Review (nominated by the journal)
  • Best of the Net nomination for 2017 for “The Difference Between Me and Everyone Else,” published in The Forge
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “An Impromptu Lesson on Black Holes,” published in The Indianola Review (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “When the Cottonmouths Come to Feed,” published in Cream City Review (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “If You Were a Serial Killer,” published in The Adroit Journal (nominated by a Contributing Editor)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Phainopepla,” published in Cease, Cows (nominated by the journal)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Rattlesnake Roundup,” published in Moon City Review (nominated by the journal)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Virgins,” published in Arroyo Literary Review (nominated by the journal)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Accomplice of Hostage,” published in Jellyfish Review (nominated by the journal)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2017 Pushcart Anthology for “Unit 7: Exploring Fossils,” published in Synaesthesia Magazine (nominated by the journal)
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2017 Pushcart Anthology for “Sex Ed.,” published in Bird’s Thumb (nominated by the journal)

Contest Judging

  • Final judge, Bird’s Thumb inaugural Summer Fiction Contest, forthcoming 2018