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Stories and Awards

STORIES

"House Full of Feasting," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW Issue 13.2, 2017

"Slip," WHAT HAPPENED HERE: Year One at Paper Cuts JP, 2016.

"Criminal Finally," The Drum -- Lit Journal For Your Ears, 2016. 

"The True End to All Sad Times," MUD SEASON REVIEW, 2016.

"But for Herr Hitler," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, 2015. (Nominated for Pushcart Prize.)

"Blackberry Winter," BRIDGE EIGHT, 2015.

"Take the Car, Take the Girl," CARVE MAGAZINE, 2015.

"Rabbit's Foot," GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW,  2015.

"Yellow Dock," WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, 2015.

"Cold Snap," THE CAROLINA QUARTERLY  2015, a Grand Prize Winner of The End is Nigh Story Prize.

“Cliff Ordeal,” COPPER NICKEL,  2013.

“For Swimmers,” GARGOYLE, 2012.

“Slip,” AMERICAN FICTION: THE BEST UNPUBLISHED STORIES BY EMERGING WRITERS, Vol. 12 from New Rivers Press, 2012.

“The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns,” THE COMMON, 2012.

“No Name Creek,” THE MALAHAT REVIEW, 2011.

“Reptile House,” NASHVILLE REVIEW , 2011.


BOOK AWARDS:

Winner of the BOA Fiction Prize. BOA Editions, 2013, Reptile House .

Finalist, The Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, 2012 for Reptile House.

Finalist, The Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, 2011 for Reptile House.


STORY AWARDS

Winner, "Alter Ego" Fiction Prize, The Drum and Grubstreet.

Nominated for Pushcart Prize, "But for Herr Hitler," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, 2015.

Finalist, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, 2014, "But for Herr Hitler."

Finalist, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, 2014, "Judas Cradle."

Honorable Mention, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW,  2014, "True Carnivores."

Co-Winner of The End is Nigh Story Prize for the THE CAROLINA QUARTERLY, for "Cold Snap." 

Finalist, Copper Nickel Fiction Prize Fiction Prize, 2012, for “Cliff Ordeal.”

Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings, 2012, for “No Name Creek.”

Finalist, American Fiction Prize: New Rivers Press, 2011, for “Slip.” 

Honorable Mention, Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award, May 2011, for “Slip.” 

Winner, The Cara Memorial Award for Fiction, 2010, for “The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns."

Honorable Mention, The Delaney Fellowship for Fiction, 2010, for “The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns,” 2010

Winner, The Sydney Robertson McLean Prize for Fiction, May 1987, for “Beef Jerky.”

Winner, Barbara Benson Prize, 1987


Book Reviews and Other Writing

“Endangered Species,” THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, Fall 2012, review of Kate Bernheimer's My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me