-Winner, Sequestrum Award for New Writers 2016 for my story “The Plan”.
-Special Mention, Hunger Mountain 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize for “I’m Sorry About the Dog”.
-Runner Up, 2015 American Literary Review Award for Fiction for “House in the Woods”.
-Finalist, Third Coast Magazine’s 2015 Jaimy Gordon Prize for Fiction for “House in the Woods”
-Winner, The Eric Hoffer Award for Prose 2015 for “Gibbous”.
-Finalist, The Narrative Winter 2014 Short Story Contest for “Gibbous”.
-Runner Up, The 2013 Iowa Review Award for Fiction selected by ZZ Packer for “Rick’s Wax Hands”.
Of “Rick’s Wax Hands” Fiction judge for The Iowa Review, ZZ Packer, writes: “I loved the voice of this story, but I loved most of all how the author shows how one small moment is all it takes to see the world for what it truly is—as well as for what it never could have been.”
-Winner, May 2012 Switchback Flash Fiction Contest for “Invisible Place”.
-Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2012, by Red Fez for “What February Feels Like”