Publications & Awards

BOA Editions • May 2019 Short story collection The Rapture Index, winner of BOA’s 7th annual Short Fiction Prize

Literary Hub June 2019 Essay “The Weirdness, Wonder, and Terror of the Contemporary Zoo”

Mississippi Review • June 2019 Short story “The Holy Shiver,” finalist for the 2019 Mississippi Review Prize

Ploughshares blog • February 17, 2019 Critical essay “The Tent Moment”

Gulf Coast • Spring 2017 Short story “Fall From Grace,” honorable mention in the 2016 Barthelme Contest 

The Normal School • Spring 2017 Short story “Adventures in Wildlife” 

The Masters’ Review • Fall 2016 online Short story “The First Location,” third place in the 2016 Emerging Writers Contest 


Orison Books Anthology • 2016 Short story “Permutations of A” reprinted in the inaugural anthology 

The Pinch • Spring 2016 Short story “Happy You’re Here,” chosen as the winner of The Pinch’s 2016 Literary Awards

Crazyhorse • Winter 2015 Short story “Permutations of A” 

The Collagist • September 2014 Short story “3D Printing: A Love Story” 

TriQuarterly • Summer/Fall 2014  Short story “Apocalypso” 

The Literary Review • Winter 2013 Short story “Dog Story” 

Indiana Review • Fall 2012 Short story “A Suburban Bestiary” 

The Literary Review • Winter 2011 Short story “Narrow Salvation” 

Matter journal • 2011Short story “Hummingbird Attack,” winner of the 2011 Matter Journal Award for Fiction

The Grove Review • Fall 2010 • Short story “Breaking Glass”

Redivider • Spring 2010 Short story “The Rapture Index” 

NPR  July 2009 Short story “Not That I Care,” winner of NPR’s first Three-Minute Fiction Contest, chosen by James Wood

Pear Noir! • January 2009 • Short story “A Body Could Apart”

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The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts • May 2019 Writing residency

The Anderson Center • May 2018 Writing residency

Chautauqua Institution • June-August 2018 Doctoral Fellow at Literary Arts

Sewanee Writers’ Conference • July 2018Scholar

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts • July 2016 Writing residency

I-Park • May 2015 Writing residency

Ucross Foundation for the Arts • February 2013 Writing residency

Millay Colony for the Arts • October 2011 Writing residency

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference • 2011 Work Study Scholar