Creative Writing

Publications

Writing Awards

  • Runner-up of Big Sky, Small Prose Contest, CutBank, for “This Gift of Rocks,” Fall 2015
  • Finalist for Very Short Fiction Award, Glimmer Train, for “This Gift of Rocks,” Fall 2015
  • Winner of Sidwell Memorial Award, Purdue University, for All in Spin, Spring 2015
  • Finalist for William Richey Short Fiction Contest, Yemassee, for “Uniboob,” Spring 2015
  • Finalist for Robert Watson Literary Prize, The Greensboro Review, “Freeform,” Winter 2014
  • Nominee for AWP Intro Award, Creative Non-fiction Category, Purdue University, for “To Model,” Winter 2014
  • Finalist for Driftless Prize, Devil’s Lake, for “Memory Care,” Fall 2014
  • Finalist for Very Short Fiction Award, Glimmer Train, for “Your Map,” Summer 2014
  • Finalist in Fiction Open, Glimmer Train, for “Uniboob,” Summer 2014
  • Winner of Josephine K. Piercy Memorial Award & Marjorie K. Borkenstein Memorial Award, National Society for Arts and Letters, Bloomington Chapter, for “Loud was the Voice,” Spring 2014
  • Finalist for Short Story Award for New Writers, Glimmer Train, for “Memory Care,” Summer 2013
  • Winner of Marjorie K. Borkenstein Memorial Award, National Society for Arts and Letters, Bloomington Chapter, for “Freeform,” Spring 2013
  • Winner of Hussein Creative Thesis Award, George Washington University, Department of English, Spring 2007
  • Winner of Strasser Writing Prize for Fiction, George Washington University, Honors Program, Spring 2007