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- Finalist in the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize for “Milking.” June 2019.
- Honorable Mention in the Craft Short Fiction Prize for “What Makes You Think You’re Awake Right Now?” 2018.
- Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers for “Landline.” January/February 2017.
- Runner-Up in the Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction Contest (judged by Dorothy Allison) for “Like the Love of Some Dead Girl.” 2017.
- Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize 2016 Anthology for “Spores.”
- Honorable Mention in the Cincinnati Review Schiff Prize for “Like the Love of Some Dead Girl.” 2015.
- Finalist in the Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction Contest for the short story, “Sustainable.” 2013.
scholarships & grants
- Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, 2019.
- Tin House Scholar, January 2018.
- Black Mountain Institute Fellow in Fiction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014 – 2017.
- PAMLA 2016 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship, Pasadena, California, 2016.
- Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, 2010 –2013.
- Trustee Scholar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2000 – 2004.