Short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford, Ireland; to be published in Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene, West Virginia University Press, 2019.
Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2018; honorable mention, Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times contest, 2018.
Author interview, 2018.
Published as fiction feature, Port Yonder Press, Nov. 2017.
Published in Feminine Collective, June 2017.
Published in Claudius Speaks, Issue III: Buried, 2017.
Published in Eastern Iowa Review, Issue 3, 2017.
“The Die is Cast” and “An Apology Tour”
Published in Who Want the World Like It Is? A 2016 Election Anthology, Birds Piled Loosely Press, January 2017.
Published in Circa, April, 2016.
Published in Copperfield Review, February 2016.
Finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for the Novel.
Honorable mention for the 2016 Leap Frog Press Fiction Contest (for a novella).
Short-listed for Fish Publishing 2013/14 Short Story Prize; published in Chautauqua (UNCW), Volume 11, 2014, under the title “Sirius.”
Awarded second place in the 2014 Virginia Golden Nib short story competition (chapter level); designated a “Highly Recommended” work in Ireland’s 2014 Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize competition; published in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers (Shepherd), Volume 7, 2015; nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.
Long-listed for Anam Cara Short Fiction Contest (2012); published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 12 (2014).
Won first place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014), and published in C-VILLE WEEKLY newspaper.
Published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 13 (2015).
Published in Irish America magazine, Vol. 30 Issue 2 (2015).
Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest (2013); published in Portland Review, web feature (2015).
Published in The Washington Post, Metro section, “With Apologies to Art Linkletter” column (2008).