Literary Fiction, Lyric Prose, and Essay



BIG FICTION, Winter 2020




In Circling Flight



"The Wandering the World: A Prequel to Oscar Wilde's 'The Star-Child'"

New Square, Vol 2, Issue 1, Fall 2019



Short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Ireland; published in Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene, ed. by Jessica Cory, West Virginia University Press, 2019. 



"The Visits"

Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2018; honorable mention, Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times contest, 2018.


"The Elf Lord"

Published as fiction feature, Port Yonder Press, November 2017.



"You. There. Now"

Published in Feminine Collective, June 2017.


“Poet Wanderer”

Published in Claudius Speaks, Issue III: Buried, 2017.

“Ossein Pith”

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.



"Strangers On The Road"

Published in Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction, April 2016.


“Unanswered: An Essay on Research” 

Published in Copperfield Review, February 2016.




Finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for the Novel.


"Way Out Farm"

Honorable mention for the 2016 Leap Frog Press Fiction Contest (for a novella).


"Dear John, I've Fallen for a Dog"

Short-listed for Fish Publishing 2013/14 Short Story Prize; published in Chautauqua (UNCW), Volume 11, 2014, under the title “Sirius.”

“All God's Children Gonna Take A Ride”

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.



"Moving Day"

Long-listed for Anam Cara Short Fiction Contest (2012); published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 12 (2014).

"Into the Air"

Won first place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014), and published in C-VILLE WEEKLY newspaper.



“The Waiting Room”

Published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 13 (2015).


“John Harrington”

Published in Irish America magazine, Vol. 30 Issue 2 (2015).


“Watching—The Fall”

Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest (2013); published in Portland Review, web feature (2015).


She'd Like A Fish, Without Water” 

 Published in The Washington Post, Metro section, “With Apologies to Art Linkletter” column (2008).