Selected Short Stories

• “Lingua Flanka.” Daily Science Fiction, February 2, 2018 (Groundhog Day!)

• “Let Mythical Beasts Flourish.” The Tishman Review, January 2018.

• “Parabolic.” Slippery Elm Literary Journal. - Winner of the 2017 Slippery Elm Prize in Prose. Judged by Mary Grimm.

• “Quality of Light.” Prime Number Magazine (Issue 127; January 2018). Winner of the August 2017 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest. Judged by Clifford Garstang

• “Farquhar.” The Orison Anthology 2017, Fall 2017. - Winner of the 2016 Orison Anthology Award in Fiction. Judged by Ravi Howard.

• “Truth Be Told.” After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions, June 2017.

• “The King is Dead: A Personal History of Las Vegas.” Desert Companion: The Magazine of Nevada Public Radio (Fiction Feature), November 2015.

• “Coyotes of the Apocalypse.” Desert Companion: The Magazine of Nevada Public Radio (Summer Reads Edition), July 2015.

• “French for Weakling.” Iron Horse Literary Review, July 2015. - Winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review 2015 Long Story Prize, Trifecta Issue

• “Delia.” Strangelet, June 2015.

• “Lost-and-Found Girls.” Lost and Found in Las Vegas: Anthology, October 2014.

• “Declarations.” Narrative Magazine, August 2014.

 

• “Departures and Arrivals.” 3 Elements Review (online), April 2014.

 

• “Butterscotch.” The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2014.

 

• “Oyster: An Unwritten Article on the Commencement Proceedings of Paw Paw Unincorporated.” Re-printed in The Best of Trop: Volume One, March 2014.

 

• “A Different-Sized Us.” Bear Deluxe Magazine, December 2013.

 

• “Let Me Know.” Best of Ohio Short Story Anthology, November 2013.

 

• “Hear It.” Crossborder, September 2013.

 

• “Courier.” New South. 6.1, September 2013. (nominated for Pushcart)

 

• “Their Own Resolution.” Ardor Literary Magazine, September 2013.

 

• “I Thought of You.” Northwind, August 2013.

 

• “Bethesda.” Jabberwock Review. 34.1, August 2013. (nominated for Pushcart)

 

• “Fifty.” Carve Magazine Premium Edition, July 2013.

 

• “Leads.” 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection, June 2013.

 

• “They Wash Their Feet in Soda Water.” Potomac Review (online), June 2013.

 

• “Oyster: An Unwritten Article on the Commencement Proceedings of Paw Paw Unincorporated.” Trop Magazine, May 2013.

 

• “Straw Man.” Mississippi Review. 41.1&2, Summer 2013.

 

• “Patience is a Fruit.” Yemassee. 20.1, Winter/Fall 2013.

 

• “Take Care.” Baltimore Review, Winter, February 2013.

 

• “Blue.” Plain Spoke. 5.1, May 2011.

 

• “New Year.” Apalachee Review. Issue 61, May 2011.

Awards

• 2016 Orison Anthology Award in Fiction (Winner; judge, Ravi Howard)

• 2016 Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Contest (Winner; judge, Brian Evenson)

• Iron Horse Literary Review, 2015 Long Story Prize, Trifecta Issue (Winner)

• New American Fiction Prize (Winner), New American Press, for Reiterations (story collection)

• Narrative Magazine Top Five Story of the Week for 2013-14, “Declarations”

• Narrative Magazine Story of the Week, “Declarations” (August 11, 2014)

• 2013 Emergency Press International Book Contest, drive/memory, story collection

• 2013 Short Story Contest, Northwind, (Winner), “I Thought of You,” short story

• 2013 Short Story Contest, Ardor Literary Magazine, (Winner; judge, Chris Offutt), “Their Own Resolution,” short story

• 2013 Leapfrog Press Fiction Prize, Leapfrog Press,  (Winner; judge, Lev Raphael), Going Anywhere, story collection

• 2013 Miriam Rodriguez Short Story Contest, Dallas International Book Fair/Carve Magazine, (Winner), “Fifty,” short story

• 2013 Trop Short Fake College or High School Class President Commencement Address Contest, Trop Magazine, (Winner; judge, Amelia Gray), “Oyster: An Unwritten Article on the Commencement Proceedings of Paw Paw Unincorporated,” short story

• 2013 Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize for Fiction, Jabberwock Review, Mississippi State University, (Winner), “Bethesda,” short story

• 2013 New South Writing Contest, New South, Georgia State University, (Winner; judge, Amber Sparks), “Courier,” short story

• 2013 Mississippi Review Prize, Mississippi Review,  (Winner), “Straw Man,” short story

• 2013 William Richey Short Story Contest, Yemassee Journal,  (Winner; judge, Matt Bell), “Patience is a Fruit,” short story

• 2013 Doug Fir Fiction Award, Bear Deluxe Magazine,  (Winner; judge, Brian Doyle), “A Different-Sized Us,” short story

• Baltimore Review Winter Contest (2013), Baltimore Review, (third place), “Take Care,” short story

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