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  • "The Storming of Forestswarm," Salamander, Summer 2022.





  • "The Stories I Do Not Know For Sure," American Literary Review, Spring 2019. (American Literary Review Award Winner)

  • “A Certain Kind of Animal,” Sycamore Review, Fall 2014. (Pushcart nominee)

  • “The Internet Hates You,” Crazyhorse, Fall 2014. (Pushcart nominee)

  • “Bigfoot,” The Pinch, Fall 2011. (Winner: University of New Orleans Award for Study Abroad.)



  • University of Cincinnati Bicentennial Essay Contest Winner, 2016.

  • Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2014.

  • Nonfiction Winner, University of New Orleans Writing Contest for Study Abroad, 2011.

  • Top 25 Finalist, Chiasmus Press First Book Contest, 2008.

  • Participant in Artist Residency Institute offered by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and received stipend to lead free creative writing workshops for homeless women in Sacramento, 2008.

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2006-2007.

  • Recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grant to develop and lead free, public creative writing workshops for teenagers in underserved areas, 2006. 

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