Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention for "Be Here Now"

Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest, June 2019

First Runner-Up for "A Confusion"

​New Letters Robert Day Awards, September 2018

Fellowship, May 2018

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Top-Four Finalist for After the Party (story collection)

Elixir Press Fiction Award, October 2018

Semi-Finalist (top ten) for After the Party (story collection)

Iowa Short Fiction Award, January 2018

Honorable Mention for "Invitation" 

Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest, November 2017

Semi-finalist for "Iceberg"
American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Prize, September 2017

​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, Family Matters Contest, February 2017

Honorable Mention for "Alamo"

Glimmer Train, 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, Fiction Open Contest, June 2013

Honorable Mention for "Tabor Lake, 1993"

Glimmer Train, 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 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 Train, Fiction Open Contest, 2009

Artist Grant

​Vermont Studio Center, 2012, 2017