Writing Awards

Finalist, Glimmer Train’s Very Short Story Contest, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012

Ucross Foundation Writer’s Residency Fellowship, 2005

Best American Spiritual Writing nomination, Story Quarterly, 2004

Best American Non-Required Reading nomination, Story Quarterly, 2004

Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 2003

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Full Scholarship, 2002 & 2003

Pushcart Prize nomination, Failbetter, 2002

Virginia Commission of the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant, 2001

Vermont Studio Center Writer’s Residency Grant, 2001

Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship, 1998-99

Featured Writer-Playwright, Analecta, 1999

First Place, VCU representative for the AWP Fiction Award, 1999

First Place, VCU representative for Scribner’s Fiction Contest, 1998

First Place, VCU English Department Graduate Fiction Award, 1998

Honorable Mention, Best of Gay Fiction 1996 (Little and Brown), 1996

graveyard of unfinished stories

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