Winner: Brighthorse Prize in the Novel
Winner of the 2019 Brighthorse Prize in the Novel,
cash award & publication for IN CIRCLING FLIGHT
"Raising Our Voices" Guest Reader
Featured fiction writer, Carlow University MFA's monthly social justice reading series, "Raising Our Voices," April 2022
Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Contest 2021
Long-listed for the Fish Publishing International Flash Fiction Award 2021
Spoke on "Controversies in Children's Literature" for the Hollins University graduate programs in children's writing and illustration, June 2020.
Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts Fellowship
Fellow and Writer-In-Residence at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope Alabama, 2018.
Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times Contest
Honorable Mention, Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times Contest, 2018;
Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2018, Cork, Ireland.
Colm Tóibín International Short Story Competition
Short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award
Wexford Literary Festival, Wexford, Ireland.
Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Competition
The Dana Awards
"Flight" -- Finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for the Novel.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Fellowship
Fellow and Writer-In-Residence at VCCA, Mt. San Angelo, 2014.
Sean O'Faolain International Short Story Competition
"All God's Children Gonna Take A Ride"
A “Highly Recommended” work in Ireland’s 2014 Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize competition, Munster Literature Center, Ireland; second place in the 2014 Virginia Golden Nib short story competition (chapter level); nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.
Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest
"Into the Air" won first place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014).
Fish Publishing Literary Contests 2013
Jane has long been a member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC. She currently curates their reading list for diversity and inclusion, and does social media administration.