STORIES, ESSAYS, & POEMS

Ecotone / To come, Fall 2022

Before All This

National Flash Fiction Day / Flash Flood Journal, 2022 

Pasarea Paradisului (Birds of Paradise), repub. 

 

Pithead Chapel, 2022

Thin-Layer Chromatography Day

Wigleaf, 2021 

Directions Out of Here

  + Dear Wigleaf postcard

The Girlfriend, 2020

This Kind of Love

matchbook, 2019

The Assembly of God

 

National Flash Fiction Day / Flash Flood Journal2019

What You Have Been Told

 

Cincinnati Review miCRo, 2019 

Pasarea Paradisului (Birds of Paradise)

 

Cheap POP, 2019 

Just After Joy

 

Jet Fuel Review, 2018 

Row of Stones

 

Bridport Prize Anthology, 2018 

What Real Men Wish They Dreamed

 

SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 60, 2018

How Leopards Sleep

 

Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology, 2018

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here

 & Probably Always Will Be

 

Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology, 2017   

April when they woo

 

Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology, 2017   

If I should wash myself with snow

   

Jellyfish Review, 2017

At Tommy Rune's

 

Medium.com, reprint 2017

(original pub. Great Jones Street, 2016)

Top 7 Bible Facts

 

Hemingway Shorts, 2017

Op. 37 No. 1

 

Columbia Journal, 2017 

Extra Quiet

 

The Stinging Fly (IRE) Issue 36, Volume 2, Summer 2017

To the guy who tweeted, Stop calling crap that ain't poems poems

 

The Stinging Fly (IRE) Issue 36, Volume 2, Summer 2017

Route not found

 

New South, Issue 10.1, 2017

True Story

 

New South, Issue 10.1, 2017

Wingspan

 

(b)OINK zine, 2017

The J.S.A.D.D.C. Presents: Sunshine, Lakeside

 

Lost Balloon, 2017

The Live Room

 

Howlarium, "Undead Darlings #1," 2017

Untitled Scene

 

A-Minor Magazine, 2017

In the Fall

 

For Books' Sake (UK), #WeekendReads, reprint 2017

(original pub. New England Review 2008)

The Touching of Horses 

 

Gone Lawn, 2016 

Twenty-Four Hours

 

Great Jones Street, 2016

Top 7 Bible Facts

 

Great Jones Street, 2016

On Federal Hill

 

Great Jones Street, 2016

Blue Nude

 

Dromineer Literary Festival (IRE), 2015

Peleliu

 

Brain, Child Magazine, 2015

Quarry

 

The Kenyon Review Online, 2014 

If She Were to Lay Down

 

Huffington Post, 2014

Read 15 Amazing Works of Fiction in Less Than 30 Minutes

(original pub. The Kenyon Review Online 2014)

If She Were to Lay Down

 

Witness Magazine, 2014

Then the Living

 

Hobart, 2014

Evidence of Mice

 

Monkeybicycle, 2014

The During (or 12 hrs, 40 min)

 

Literary Orphans, 2014

Farm's Yield

 

Corium Magazine, 2014

Last

 

Bartleby Snopes, 2014
Hands

 

Southword Journal (IRE), 2013

The Way We Carried Ourselves

 

The Seattle Review, Vol. 3, No. 2-3, 2010       

One Girl

 

New England Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008 

Horses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERARY HONORS

Finalist: Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize / winner TBA

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be

(a collection of short stories) 

Finalist: Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, 2022

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be

(a collection of short stories) 

Short List: The Masters Review Chapbook Open 

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be

(a chapbook of flash fiction)

Individual Artist Grant Awardee 2022

Illinois Arts Council Agency

Best Small Fictions Anthology 2020

What You Have Been Told

Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2019 - Cheap Pop

Just After Joy

Short List: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), June 2019

Thin Layer Chromatography Day

 

Finalist: Iowa Short Fiction Award, 2018

God Nor Beast

(a collection of short stories)

 

Guest Editor

SmokeLong Quarterly, 2018

 

Best Microfictions Nominee, 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Anthology

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be

 

Third Prize: Bridport Prize (UK), 2018

What Real Men Wish They Dreamed

 

Short List: Bridport Prize (UK), 2018

What You Have Been Told

 

Finalist: SmokeLong Quarterly Award, 2018

How Leopards Sleep

 

Third Prize: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), June 2018

Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be

 

Long ListBath Flash Fiction Award, October 2018

Just After Joy

 

Writer-to-Writer Mentee: AWP Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program, 2018

 

First Prize: Kelly Barnhill Microfiction Prize, 2018

Birds of Paradise

 

Long List: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), June 2017

April when they woo

 

Finalist: Indiana Review Half-K Prize, 2017

Exit /b (Terminate script)

 

Short List: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), June 2017

If I should wash myself with snow

 

Susannah McCorkle Scholar: Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2017

 

Finalist: The Hemingway Foundation: "Hemingway Shorts" Contest, 2017

Op. 37, No. 1

 

First Prize: Columbia Journal Annual Winter Fiction Contest, 2017 (selected by judge Roxane Gay)

Extra Quiet

 

Finalist: Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, 2016

Top 7 Bible Facts

 

Long List: Bath Short Story Award (UK), 2016

Nighthawks

 

Merit ScholarMartha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, 2016

 

Long List: Fish Short Story Prize (UK), 2015

Nighthawks

 

Short List: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), 2015

Wingspan

 

Long List: Bath Flash Fiction Award (UK), 2015

True Story

 

First PrizeDromineer Lit. Fest. Flash Fiction Competition (IRE), 2015

Peleliu

 

Peter Taylor Fellow: Kenyon Review Summer Writers' Workshop, 2015

 

Pushcart Prize Nominee: Southword Journal (IRE), 2014

The Way We Carried Ourselves

 

First Prize: Seán Ó Faoláin Int'l Short Story Competition (IRE), 2013

The Way We Carried Ourselves

 

Distinguished Thesis Award: Northwestern University, 2007

 

Best New American Voices Nominee: Northwestern University, 2005

One Girl