Selected Awards & Honors

Winner: Carousel – novel, 2020 International Book Awards, LGBTQ Fiction category

Winner: “Project Fumarase” – short story, 2015 Pushcart Prize

Winner: The Poor Children – story collection, Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction (judge David Morrell)

Finalist: “I Will Tell You This Much, and Then We’ll Never Talk About It” – essay, The Lascaux Review 2021 Prize in Creative Nonfiction

Finalist: Carousel – novel, Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards, LGBTQ+ Fiction category

Finalist: “If I Have a Daughter” – poem, The Lascaux Review 2017 Prize in Poetry

Finalist: Gentle – novel, Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction, Gorsky Press

Semi-Finalist: Gentle – novel, William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society

Finalist: The Poor Children: – story collection, 2013 International Scott Prize for a debut short story collection, Salt Publishing, UK