2021 Midwest Book Award Finalist in the short story category for I Have the Answer.

2021 Eric Hoffer Category Finalist in the short story category for I Have the Answer.

2020 River Teeth, Pushcart Nomination for “Astraphobia.”

2020 Museum of Americana, Best of the Net nomination for “Riding out the Pandemic in my Great Grandmother’s Bedroom.”

2020 Eyelands International Prize, finalist in poetry, Goodbye Toothless House.

2019 Eric Hoffer Finalist in Poetry, Goodbye Toothless House.

2019 Saturday Evening Post, Honorable Mention for “Why Did I Ever Think This Was a Good Idea?” Upcoming in the January/February 2020 issue.

2016 Eric Hoffer Prize for the Chapbook and Grand Prize Shortlist, The Witness.

2015 IPPY Bronze Medalist in the Short Story Category, Garden for the Blind.

2015 Midwest Book Award, finalistGarden for the Blind

2015 Michigan Notable BookGarden for the Blind.

2015 Foreword Review Indiefab Finalist, for Garden for the Blind.

Writers in Paradise, Scholarship, 2016.

Aspen Summer Words, Scholarship, 2013 and 2014.

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, ArtSlant, Shortlist, 2014.

The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short FictionsA Small Bridge Matter Press, 2014.

AWP Poetry Quickie Contest, Redivider, Winner, 2014.

Carolina Wren Poetry PrizeWonderland, Finalist 2014.

Fish International Short Fiction ContestFortune’s Daughter, Shortlist, 2014.

Tuscany Prize, Finalist, 2012.

James Jones First Novel, Semi-Finalist2012.

Anam Cara Poetry Competition, Train, Finalist, 2012.

Standing Rock Chapbook ContestOn The Street Where We Live, Winner, February 2012.

Tiferet Journal Fiction CompetitionGarden for the Blind, Honorable Mention, 2011.

The Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, National Finalist, Fall 2011.

Kathryn Handley Prose Poem PrizeEleanor on the Playground, Third Place, Soul-Making Literary Competition, National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Bay Area Branch, 2010.