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Feeding the Dog
Neighbors
Staining All the
Way Down

Distance
Loss
Charcoal
Billie Girl

Literary Accomplishments

LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Second-place winner in the Twisted Road Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Contest 2015 for short story “Feeding the Dog.” Dorothy Allison judged.

Short story “The Shootist” appeared in Green Mountain Review (Vol. 27 No. 2) 2014, as a top five finalist. The story was also a finalist in the SubTerrain 2014 Fiction Contest, and on the Honorable Mention list of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest 2013.

“Suggestion,” a short story, won SubTerrain’s Lush Triumphant 2014 Fiction Prize (Issue 69).

“1932: Distance” (from novel-in-progress Below the Heart) was published in Crossborder, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2014.

Book review of Romance for Delinquents, by Michael Hampton, was published online by WordRiot April 16, 2014.

Billie Girl, literary/mainstream novel, published 2010 by Leapfrog Press.

Billie Girl’s first chapter is in Rosebud Issue 49, Winter 2010/2011.

Served as judge for 2010 Suzanne Tito Prize in Fiction/Alligator Juniper

Month-long fellowship May 2009 at Spiro Arts Community, Park City Utah (home of the Sundance Film Festival)

Short story, “Staining All the Way Down,” is in the 2008 anthology Women.Period.

Semi-finalist Mary McCarthy Fiction Prize 2008 (sponsored by Sarabande Books) for novel-in-progress Below the Heart

Parthenon Prize Top Ten 2007 for novel-in-progress Below the Heart

“Distance,” the first chapter of novel-in-progress Below the Heart, won the Alligator Juniper 2006 National Fiction Writing Contest.

2006 Pushcart Prize nomination for “Distance.”

“Feeding the Dog” was first published in Roanoke Review, Spring 2006.

“Lonesome,” a short story, was published in Timber Creek Review, 2006.

Poem, “Loss,” was published in Rosebud Issue 21, 2001.

“Charcoal,” poem, was published in the Spring 1999 issue of Flying Island.