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