Publications & Prizes
In 2011 I was a finalist in the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook prize and I received the Langston Hughes Award in Poetry. My nonfiction piece, "No Results Were Found" was an honorable mention with the New Millennium Writings contest. I have received two Pushcart nominations. Most recently, I received the Vic Contoski Award for fiction (first place) and for poetry (fourth place). My story "Smoking" was listed at StorySouth as a notable story of 2011. I also received an AWP Intro Journal Award in 2012.