• Vermont Studio Center, ALSCW Fellowship, September 2014
  • The Studios at Key West, Writer in Residence, May, 2014
  • Concordia Foundation Fellow for 2011-2012, MacDowell Colony Selection
  • Yaddo, Residency, Summer 2012
  • Norton Island Residency, July 2012
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, October and November 2011
  • Pushcart Prize Nomination, “Norman Mailer is Coming to Dinner” New Letters, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Creative Writing, October 2010 – August 2011, Bali, Indonesia
  • Robert Olen Butler Prize, Florida State University, Fall 2010
  • New Letters - Winner of the Dorothy C. Cappon Essay contest in Nonfiction, 2009, “Norman Mailer is Coming to Dinner” May 2010 issue
  • Tennessee Williams Scholar. Sewanee Writer’s Conference. University of the South, July 2009.
  • River Styx. April 2009. Second Prize in River Styx Schlafly Microfiction Contest. “Season.”
  • George M. Harper Award. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL, May 2009.
  • Pushcart Prize Nomination. “Donkey Hammer” Gulf Coast, January 2008
  • Creative Writing Award in Nonfiction. University of Missouri, May 2007
  • The Seattle Review, National Fiction Contest, January 2006. Finalist in national competition.
  • Fiction Fellowship. University of Montana, January 2006
  • Playboy, February 2006. Awarded third place in Playboy’s Annual College Fiction Contest. “Donkey Hammer.”
  • The Atlantic Monthly, January 2006. Honorable Mention in College Nonfiction Contest. “Ghosts.”