Short Fiction

Hacienda will be published in Juked in September 2021. This story was also a finalist in Cutbank’s 2021 Montana Prize in Fiction.

Fourteen Meals appears in the New Ohio Review’s Summer Online Exclusive 2020. This story was also shortlisted for the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for short stories.

Host Mother was a finalist in the 2019 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Literary Awards, and is available in full on the Tribune’s website.  This story was also a finalist in the 2019 Salamander Fiction Contest.

A Very Special Episode was a finalist for the 2018 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and appeared in Bayou Magazine (Issue 73).

Seven Waves for Good Luck won Second Prize in Narrative’s Winter 2013 Story Contest. It is available in full on Narrative’s website.

Nojento was a finalist in the 2021 Crazyhorse Prizes (selected by Rumaan Alam), a semi-finalist for the 2020 American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Fiction Prize, and was long-listed for the 2021 Fish Publishing Short Story Prize.

On the Road to the Volcano received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s March/April 2016 Fiction Open.


I Am Your Bachelor, and I Am Also Running to Be Your Governor, Points in Case, March 1, 2021

Notes App Apologies from Cancelled Historical Figures, The Belladonna, April 8, 2021

Creative Nonfiction

My Great Hunger was a finalist in the 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize.

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