"War Paint" Finalist, 2019 J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

"Hold Off the Night" Story Collection," Finalist for the 2018 Hudson Prize

"Abundance," Finalist for the New Letters 2018 Prize for Fiction

"Lilies," New Millennium Writing Award Finalist 2018

"Hold Off the Night" Story Collection, Semi-Finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award 2017

"A Whole Hand," The Madison Review  Spring 2017

*"Magic Fingers" forthcoming in Best of Pen & Brush Inc. Anthology.  

"War Paint" forthcoming in Parcel

"A Whole Hand" The Madison Review,  December 2016

"Magic Fingers"  Dogwood, A Journal of Poetry and Prose, May 2016

"Wild Places"  Alaska Quarterly Review,  May 2016

2014: A Year In Stories, Pure Slush Books 12-volume Anthology


“People Skills”, January 2014
"White Rabbit", February 2014
"Another Man", March 2014
"Patience", April 2014
"Generosity", May 2014
"Flying Solo", June 2014
"Qeuelle Surprise!"  July 2014
"Working on Jokes", August 2014
"Looking Up", September 2014
"You’re Trash", October 2014
"Neighbor Relations", November 2014
"Noel", December 2014

“Plonk–With Apologies to Jamaica Kincaid” Bar Stories  2013

“A Visitation” Anthologized in obit by Pure Slush Books, April 2013

“Where Are You, Really?” Northwind MagazineMarch 2013

“Where Are You, Really?” Northwind Magazine 2012 Fiction Contest

“Lilies”  Stones Throw Magazine, 2009 (read)

“Dream Boy” The Storyteller Magazine, 2009

Wake”  Thin Air Journal, May 2008

Winter” SoMa Literary Review, March 2007

Fear of Falling” Peregrine Journal, 2007

Let Down Literary Mama, Fall 2005

Oh, Baby” Berkeley Fiction Review, Spring 2005

Borderline” Lynx Eye, Winter 2004

Butterfly” Featured Writer, The MagSummer 2004

Finger Food” Lynx EyeFall 2002

Interviews and Book Reviews.

Book Review: He Wants by Alison Moore   Bookslut May 2016

Dani Shapiro Zyzzyva December 2013

Karen Joy Fowler  BookSlut  October 2013

Ruth Ozeki Bookslut  May 2013

Said SayrafiezadehWriters Ask,  Glimmer Train Press, Inc. 2013

Dani Shapiro Shambala Sun    March 2010

Bruce Marchart  October 2010

Dani Shapiro Literary Mama  October 2010

Hannah Tinti April 2009

Sophia Raday Literary Mama 2009

Caroline Leavitt Mary Journal    Spring 2004

Contests & Awards

Finalist  43rd New Millennium Writings Award,  May 2017
"Patch of Grass" 

Finalist  Glimmer Train Press, Spring 2016
"Visiting Hours" 

Finalist, Glimmer Train Family Matters, Fall Contest 2014

Finalist, Glimmer Train Family Matters Spring Contest 2014
“War Paint” 

Third Place Winner,  Northwind Magazine 2012 Fiction Contest
Top ten finalist,  Narrative Journal 2012 Spring Fiction Contest
“Where Are You, Really?” 

Best New Writing 2012 Finalist: Eric Hoffer Award
“Save Me”  

Honorable Mention: 2012 New Millennium Writing Short-Short Fiction Award
“Assisted Living”

Semi-Finalist: 2011 Raymond Carver Short Story Award
“Tree Forts and Cords”

Editor’s Pick: FlashquakeSpring 2008
“Old Jimmy” 

Finalist, Pen and Brush, Inc. Fiction Contest 2007
Finalist, Phoebe Journal, Fiction Contest 2004
"Magic Fingers"