Awards & Honours

2020: Winner, Carousel: A Novel, International Book Awards – LGBTQ Fiction

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

2016: Winner, “Project Fumarase,” Pushcart Prize (prose)

2016: Finalist, “The Rag,” Beecher’s Magazine Nonfiction Contest (judged by Lacy M. Johnson)

2014: First Runner-Up, Carousel: A Novel, Salt Cay Writers Retreat Merit Scholarship Contest

2014: Finalist, Gentle: A Novel, Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction – Gorsky Press

2014: Semi-Finalist, Gentle: A Novel, William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society

2013: Winner, The Poor Children: Stories, Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction (judged by David Morrell)

2013: Finalist, The Poor Children: Stories, international Scott Prize for a debut short story collection, Salt Publishing