Contests & Awards

Shortlisted and top twenty for fiction submission to the Alpine Fellowship 2022, "Freedom" theme.

Longlisted for poetry submissions to the Alpine Fellowship in Sweden, 2021 "Untamed" theme.

Top 10 finalist in Black Warrior Review's 2019 fiction contest.

Longlisted for creative nonfiction submissions to the Alpine Fellowship in Venice, Italy. 2019 "Identity" theme.

"Where the Bullfrogs Jump from Bank to Banky"
Longlisted for creative nonfiction submission to the Alpine Fellowship in Venice, Italy. 2018 "Childhood" theme.

The Body Experience (novel-in-progress excerpt)
Finalist for Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Money for Women, Fiction, 2016


Eastern Iowa Review: Best Lyric Prose Plus Anthology (2019)

Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018

Creative Nonfiction

Driving With Dylan
Entropy, 2021

Aim High
Crab Orchard Review, 2019

Where the Bullfrogs Jump from Bank to Banky
Mikrokosmos/Mojo, Spring 2018

Solve for X
The Citron Review, Spring 2018

Real Teacher, Fake Dinosaur Quarry
Ravishly Long Reads, 2017

Eastern Iowa Review, 2017 (Print)

The Evansville Review, 2017 (Print)

On Lawns
Literary Orphans/Tavern Lantern (webpage no longer active)


Everybody Dance Now (forthcoming 2023)
Iron Horse Literary Review

Derek, Ricky, Umar, Gael
Heavy Feather Review, 2020

What We Play For
Opossum, Fall 2017 (print)

Stick Figure Dilemma 
Flash Fiction Magazine, 2014

All You Need to Know About working in a Fake Dinosaur Quarry
Paper Darts, 2012


Yes, That Monet
Yes Poetry, July 2020

Pont Neuf is Flooding
Noble / Gas Qtrly, June 2018

It’s like a Hallmark Card
Print Oriented Bastards, 2011

Craft Writing

Not a poem, not a story
Author Magazine

Distractions in Satire
Women On Writing Blog


Interviews With Women Writers: From Childhood Dream to Adult Career
Writer Melissa Blake's Blog, 2017