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"One of Us and The Other"

• Notable: Best American Essays, 2023

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"Question Twenty-Eight"

• Nomination: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2023

• First Place: CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, 2022

• Finalist: Pleiades Kinder-Crump Prize for Short Fiction, 2021

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"Pea Princess"

• Finalist: Solstice Literary Contest, Nonfiction, 2022

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"Career Change"

• Finalist: Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction, 2021

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"The Suicide Hotline Voice Says My Feelings are Normal"

• Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2021 by Sweet: A Literary Confection

• First Place: Sweet Flash Essay Contest

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"A Tough New Policy at the Food Pantry"

• Shortlist: Bristol Short Story Prize

• Longlist: Lascaux Short Fiction Contest

"Brief Notes to My Brother's Other Sisters"

• Honorary Mention/Top Ten: Fish Short Memoir Prize

• Finalist: Narrative Magazine, Fall Story Contest

"A Bedtime Story From Your Future"

• Runner-up: American Literary Review Creative Writing Awards

• Finalist: StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest 

• Finalist: Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction

• First Runner-up: Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

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All Through the Dark Night of Your Human Life

• Finalist: Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

• Finalist: Howard Mosher Fiction Prize, Hunger Mountain

• Finalist: Salem College International Literary Awards, Fiction

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 “All That I Missed

• First Runner-Up and Editors’ Choice Award: The Missouri Review Audio Competition

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"Talking Points for Lot

• Pushcart Prize Nomination by New Letters

"On the Eve of DepartureSF Chronicle Magazine

• First Place: Women Writers of Kentucky Contest
• Honorable Mention: Moment Short Fiction Contest

The Light

• Finalist: Glimmer Train Fiction Open

 “Artifacts from the American Century

• Semi-Finalist: Black River Chapbook Contest

• Finalist: New American Press Chapbook Contest

• Semi-Finalist: Rose Metal Press Chapbook Contest

 “The Autobiography of my Celebrity Interview Subject

• Finalist: Opium Magazine Memoir Contest

Tell Me Who My Mother Is

• First Place: City and Regional Magazine Assn.

 “To Sit in Judgment

• First Place: Maggie Award, Western Publishing Assn.

A Gift From the Sun God

• Longlist: Carve, Raymond Carver Short Story Award

By Appointment

• Winner: Women Writers of Kentucky Contest

"They Came To Pray"

• Longlist: Bath Flash Fiction Award

"Take Now Thy Son, Thine Only Son"

• Finalist: Short Prose Contest, Quarter After Eight

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• Second Place: Moment Magazine Short Fiction Contest

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• Shortlist: Fish Flash Fiction Prize

• Finalist: Hayden's Ferry Review Flash Fiction Contest

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• Longlist: LitMag's Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction