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• short-listed for Sarabande Books Bruckheimer Prize, "I Can Out Dance Jesus," short story collection

 

• Pushcart Prize Nominee, for “No More Chatter” published in atLength, 2012

 

Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, 2012

 

First Runner Up in Carnegie Center’s “Next Great Writer” Contest, 2012

 

Willesden International Short Story Award judged by Zadie Smith, 2007 Winner

 

Katherine Anne Porter Prize judged by Amy Hempel, 2007 Winner

 

Breadloaf Scholarship, 2010 Recipient

 

Willesden International Short Story Award, 2010 Runner Up

 

University of Kentucky’s Featured Writers, selected for Spring 2008 Semester

 

Literary Louisville Prize for Short Fiction, 2007 First Runner Up

 

AWP Intro-Journals Prize, 2007-2008 Nominee

 

AWP Intro-Journals Prize, 2006-2007 Nominee

 

• Outstanding Graduate, Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2006-2007

 

Storysouth.com “2004’s Notable Online Publications,” Short story listed

 

Literary Louisville Prize for Flash Fiction, 2004 Second Runner Up