Semi-Finalist for After the Party (story collection)

Iowa Short Fiction Award, January 2018

Tobias Wolff Award for "Escape Artist"
Bellingham Review, June 2017

Top Ten Finalist for After the Party (story collection)

​Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, May 2017

Honorable Mention for "A Confusion"

Glimmer Train Stories, Family Matters Contest, February 2017

Honorable Mention for "Alamo"

Glimmer Train Stories, Family Matters Contest, May 2015


Finalist for"Alamo"

Chattahoochee Review, Lamar York Prize for Fiction, February 2015

Rona Jaffe Foundation Bread Loaf Fiction Scholarship 2013

Top 25 Finalist for "Fearless"

Glimmer Train Stories, Fiction Open Contest, June 2013

Honorable Mention for "Tabor Lake, 1993"

Glimmer Train Stories, Fiction Open Contest, September 2012

Honorable Mention for "Tabor Lake, 1993"

The Cincinnati Review, Robert and Adele Schiff Prize

Semi-Finalist for "Tabor Lake, 1993"
Crazyhorse Fiction Prize judged by Joyce Carol Oates, Spring 2012

First Runner-Up for "Reclining Bacchante"

StoryQuarterly, Short Fiction Contest judged by Karen Russell, Winter 2012

First Place for "Wilderness of Ghosts"

Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open Contest, September 2011

Finalist for "No One Sleeps"

Black Warrior Review/SLS Contest judged by Mary Gaitskill, Spring 2012

Finalist for "Generosity in Hell"

New Letters, Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Award, Summer 2011

Honorable Mention for "Learning the Language"

Glimmer TrainStories, Fiction Open Contest, 2009

Notable Story of 2008 for "Safekeeping" 

storySouth Million Writers Award, 2008

Artist's Grants

​Vermont Studio Center, 2012, 2017

Honors & Awards