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"The Suicide Hotline Voice Says My Feelings are Normal"

• First Place: Sweet Flash Essay Contest, 2020

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"Second"

• Shortlist: Bristol Short Story Prize

• Longlist: Lascaux Short Fiction Contest, 2020

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[unpublished story]

• Longlist: LitMag's Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction, 2020


"Brief Notes to My Brother's Other Sisters"

• Honorary Mention/Top Ten: Fish Short Memoir Prize, 2020

• Finalist: Narrative Magazine, Fall Story Contest


"A Bedtime Story From Your Future"

• Runner-up: American Literary Review Creative Writing Awards

• Finalist: StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest 

• Finalist: Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction

• First Runner-up: Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

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All Through the Dark Night of Your Human Life

• Finalist: Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

• Finalist: Howard Mosher Fiction Prize, Hunger Mountain

• Finalist: Salem College International Literary Awards, Fiction

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 “All That I Missed

• First Runner-Up and Editors’ Choice Award: The Missouri Review Audio Competition

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"On the Eve of DepartureSF Chronicle Magazine

• First Place: Women Writers of Kentucky Contest
  
• Honorable Mention: Moment Short Fiction Contest


The Light

• Finalist: Glimmer Train Fiction Open


 “Artifacts from the American Century

• Semi-Finalist: Black River Chapbook Contest

• Finalist: New American Press Chapbook Contest

• Semi-Finalist: Rose Metal Press Chapbook Contest


 “The Autobiography of my Celebrity Interview Subject

• Finalist: Opium Magazine Memoir Contest


Tell Me Who My Mother Is

• First Place: City and Regional Magazine Assn.


 “To Sit in Judgment

• First Place: Maggie Award, Western Publishing Assn.


A Gift From the Sun God

• Longlist: Carve, Raymond Carver Short Story Award


By Appointment

• Winner: Women Writers of Kentucky Contest


Trade Show

• Second Place: Moment Magazine Short Fiction Contest


The Secret Lies in Remembrance

• Longlisted: Fish Short Memoir Competition


[unpublished story]

• Shortlist: Fish Flash Fiction Prize

• Finalist: Hayden's Ferry Review Flash Fiction Contest


"They Came To Pray"

• Longlist: Bath Flash Fiction Award


"Take Now Thy Son, Thine Only Son"

• Finalist: Short Prose Contest, Quarter After Eight


[unpublished novella]

• Finalist: Big Moose Prize, Black Lawrence Press 

• Finalist: Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

• Finalist: Poets & Writers' California Exchange Contest

• Finalist: Dana Award