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[unpublished novella]

• Finalist •
Big Moose Prize, Black Lawrence Press, 2017

• Finalist •
Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, 2015

• Finalist •
Poets & Writers' California Exchange Contest

• Finalist •
Dana Award


"A Bedtime Story From Your Future"

• Runner-up •
American Literary Review Annual Creative Writing Awards, 2016

• Finalist •
StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest, 2016

• Finalist •
Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction, 2013

• First Runner-up •
Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest, 2013


[unpublished story]

• Shortlist •
Fish Flash Fiction Prize, 2016

• Finalist •
Hayden's Ferry Review Flash Fiction Contest, 2016

"They Came To Pray"

• Longlist •
Bath Flash Fiction Award, 2016


"A Tough New Policy at the Food Pantry"

• Shortlist •
Bristol Short Story Prize, 2015


"Take Now Thy Son, Thine Only Son"

• Finalist •
Short Prose Contest, Quarter After Eight, 2014


[unpublished essay]

• Finalist •
Narrative Magazine, Fall Story Contest, 2013


All Through the Dark Night of Your Human Life

• Finalist •
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, 2013

• Finalist •
Howard Mosher Fiction Prize, Hunger Mountain, 2012

• Finalist •
Salem College International Literary Awards, Fiction, 2012

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The Secret Lies in Remembrance

• Longlisted •
Fish Short Memoir Competition, 2012


Sixty-Seven Reasons to Answer the Door on a Saturday at 6:03 a.m.

• Finalist •
Southeast Review, Narrative Nonfiction Prize

• Finalist •
Gulf Coast Prize, Nonfiction

• Winner •
Salem College International Literary Awards, Creative Nonfiction Prize

• Finalist •
Malahat Review 2010 Open Season Award, Creative Nonfiction

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Talking Points for Lot

• Nomination •
Pushcart Prize

• Honorable Mention •
New Letters Readers Award

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 “All That I Missed

• First Runner-Up and Editors’ Choice Award •
The Missouri Review Audio Competition, Voice-Only Literature


"On the Eve of DepartureSF Chronicle Magazine

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

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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 Third Annual Chapbook Contest


 “Hiss

• First Runner-Up •
Opium Magazine Bookmark 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.

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 “To Sit in Judgment

• First Place •
Maggie Award, Western Publishing Assn.

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A Gift From the Sun God

• Longlist •
Carve, Raymond Carver Short Story Award


The Girls Are Not Trustworthy Together

• Semi-Finalist •
New Millennium Writings Competition


By Appointment

• Winner •
Women Writers of Kentucky Contest


Trade Show

• Second Place •
Moment Magazine Short Fiction Contest


The Leap

• Honorable Mention •
Moment Magazine Short Fiction Contest