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


Literary Louisville Prize for Flash Fiction, 2004 Second Runner Up

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