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, finalist, Garden for the Blind
2015 Michigan Notable Book, Garden 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 Fictions, A Small Bridge Matter Press, 2014
AWP Poetry Quickie Contest, Redivider, Winner, 2014
Carolina Wren Poetry Prize, Wonderland, Finalist 2014
Fish International Short Fiction Contest, Fortune’s Daughter, Shortlist, 2014
Tuscany Prize, Finalist, 2012
James Jones First Novel, Semi-Finalist, 2012
Anam Cara Poetry Competition, Train, Finalist, 2012
Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, On The Street Where We Live, Winner, February 2012.
Tiferet Journal Fiction Competition, Garden for the Blind, Honorable Mention, 2011
The Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, National Finalist, Fall 2011
Kathryn Handley Prose Poem Prize, Eleanor on the Playground, Third Place, Soul-Making Literary Competition, National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Bay Area Branch, 2010