Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist and Highly Commended Story, The Forge 2018 Flash Fiction Contest for “Muscle Memory”
  • 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

  • Best Microfiction Nomination for 2018 for “An Arm or a Palm Frond or a Boot,” published in Pidgeonholes
  • Best of the Net Nomination for 2018 for “Why Science Lessons That Involve Potatoes Give Me Grief,” published in Threadcount
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2019 Pushcart Anthology for “Glow,” published in Arroyo Literary Review 
  • 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 “Phainopepla,” published in Cease, Cows 
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Rattlesnake Roundup,” published in Moon City Review 
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Virgins,” published in Arroyo Literary Review
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Anthology for “Accomplice of Hostage,” published in Jellyfish Review 
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2017 Pushcart Anthology for “Unit 7: Exploring Fossils,” published in Synaesthesia Magazine 
  • Pushcart Nomination for 2017 Pushcart Anthology for “Sex Ed.,” published in Bird’s Thumb

Contest Judging

  • Preliminary Judge, Society of Southwestern Authors writing contest, 2018-2019
  • Final Judge, Bird’s Thumb inaugural Summer Fiction Contest, 2018