Awards / Honors

Nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize for novel excerpt, "No White Saviors" by a Pushcart Contributing Editor

Nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize in Fiction by a Pushcart Contributing Editor

 

The Hunger Saint won a 2018 American Fiction Award

The Hunger Saint was named a Finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, including the Montaigne Medal

The Hunger Saint was named a Finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards

Nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize for the short story, "Whitebait" by Ovunque Siamo literary magazine

Nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize for the short story, "Bella Vista Internment" by a Pushcart Contributing Editor

 

 

Awarded the 2016 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review

 

 

Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize for the short story, "A Fine Cross-Stitch Pattern" by The MacGuffin

 

 

Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize for the short story, "A Member of the Tribe" by a Pushcart Contributing Editor

 

 

Nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize for the short story, "Speaking the Enemy's Tongue" by a Pushcart Contributing Editor

 

 

Awarded a 2014   "Distinguished Fellowship" from the National Endowment for the Arts to attend the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences

 

 

Awarded a 2014 "Conference Choice  Award" at the SDSU Writers' Conference for the novel manuscript of The Hunger Saint, a literary novel

 

 

Awarded the 2012 Mason's Road Literary Award by Fairfield University's MFA Program

 

 

Awarded First Place in Italian Americana's 2012 fiction contest

 

RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS

Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers  /  (4 / 22 / 2018– 5 / 19 / 2018) / awarded a 4-week writing residency

Wellspring House   /   (8/6/2017 - 8/13/2017) / awarded a one-week writing residency

 

Starry Night Retreat /  (12/15/2015-12/30/2015)  /  awarded a two-week writing residency

 

 

 

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences  /  (5/20/2014-6/15/2014)  / awarded NEA “Distinguished Fellowship” and 4-week writing residency

 

 

 

Ragdale Foundation / (7/8/2013 - 7/26/2013) / awarded 18-day writing residency

 

 

 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts  / (5/5/2013 - 6/5/2013)  /  awarded 4-week writing residency

 

 

 

Martha's Vineyard Writers Residency / (4/1/2013 - 4/30/2013) /  awarded 4-week writing residency 

 

 

 

Gloucester Writers Center  /  (2/16/2013 - 2/23/2013)  / awarded 1-week writing residency 

 

 

 

Art Farm  /  (8/1/2012-8/27/2012)  /  awarded 4-week writing residency

 

 

 

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts  /  (4/16/2012-5/11/2012)  /  awarded 4-week writing residency

 

 

 

Vermont Studio Center / (1/9/2012-2/3/2012)  /  awarded an Artist’s Grant and 4-week writing residency

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