Awards & Seminars

  • Honorable Mention: short story, Harvey Swados Fiction Contest, 1982.
  • Semi-finalist: short story collection, Galileo Press, 1984.
  • Finalist: short story collection, University of Iowa Press, 1992.
  • Finalist: short story, New Letters Short Story Competition, 1991.
  • “Singled Out for High Praise”: short stories, Nelson Algren Short Story Competition.
  • Finalist, short story: ABQ Bosque, 2011.
  • Second Place, short story, The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine,2012.
  • First Place, poem, Sandy Crimmins Prize in Poetry, Philadelphia Stories, 2017.
  • Finalist, poem, Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, 2018.
  • Quarter-Finalist: poems, Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry, Nimrod, 2018
  • Poetry Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018; Link to Award
  • Honorable Mention, Lorian Hemingway Short Fiction Contest, 2018.
  • Quarter-Finalist Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, Spring 2019.
  • Quarter-Finalist Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, Spring 2019.
  • Fiction Fellowship, SLS, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019.
  • Eight-Week Workshop on Prosody, Juried, David Koehn, Spring 2019.
  • Northwestern University Writing Conference, Summer 2019.
  • Elemental, short-story collection, Semi-Finalist in the Hidden River Press Eludia Award competition, 2019.
  • “Father,” poem, Semi-Finalist,  TulipTree Publishing, Stories That Need To Be Told Anthology, 2019.
  • 30/30 Participant, Tupelo Press, Juried, June 2020.
  • Finalist, short story: Yemassee Journal, Fall 2020.
  • Honorable Mention, short story: TulipTree Publishing, Fall 2021.
  • Semi-Finalist, Short Story Collection: University of New Orleans Press, Fall 2021.
  • International Merit Award, poems: Atlanta Review, Winter 2022.
  • As Evening Calls, Finalist. Marsh Hawk Press poetry book competition. Spring 2022.
  • “Regret.” Finalist. Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. Kallisto Gaia. Fall 2022.
  • Poetry Manuscript Conference, Juried, Tupelo Press, July 2020.
  • SLS Fiction Workshop/Conference, Juried, Laurie Stone & Dawn Raffel, November 2020.
  • TWH Poetry Workshop/Conference, Juried, June 2021.
  • Colrain Manuscript Conference, Juried, April 2022.

Zoom Readings:

November 2020: Fiction Reading for SLS Conference

April 2021: 30/30 Poetry Reading for Tupelo Press

June 2021: Poetry Reading with TWH

April 2022: Poetry Reading with Colrain Conference

ONLINE Interview:

Splash, Haunted Waters Press, Winter 2021