Awards

2016 New Letters Prize for Fiction
Finalist for Short Story
“The Peacock Thief”

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2016 Tiferet Writing Contest
Finalist for Short Story
“The Peacock Thief”

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2016 Sonora Review Essay Contest
Finalist for Essay
“Holding onto Fire”

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Slippery Elm Logo2015 Slippery Elm Contest Judged by Brendan Kiely
Winner – Prose
“Diving Lessons”

 

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feature-island-sm-200x2002015 Payton Prize Judged by Cheryl Strayed
Winner – Essay Contest
“Out of the Swollen Sea”

 

 

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Newport Review
Honorable Mention – Flash Fiction Contest
“Loose”

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Ventura County Writers Club
Third Place
“The Drive Home”

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Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction
2014 Finalist for Essay

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VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
2014 Finalist for Essay

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New Millennium Writing Contest
2013 Semi-Finalist for Short Story

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Yamassee – William Richey Fiction Contest
2012 Finalist for Short Story

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Lunch Hour Stories – Very Short Story Contest
2008 Finalist for Short Story
“Guava”