Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, 2019
Finalist/Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train’s Very Short Story Contest, 2000,
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2018
Third Place, OWT Short Story Award, 2018
Semi-Finalist, Iowa Fiction Award, short story manuscript, 2017
Winner, OWT Short Story Award, 2017
Winner, Open Road Review Fiction Prize, 2015
Pushcart Prize nominee, for “Between” and “The Long Evening on Our
Balcony,” Turn: A Season of Short-Short Stories, ELJ Publications, 2015
Finalist, Hudson Book Manuscript Prize, Black Lawrence Press, 2013
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
Hello Nathan – I am wondering if you are the writer I met at Bread Loaf many years ago. I went by Lisa Vierling…wrote a short story called Ghetto Festo…if this is the same you, I hope you are well and am very glad to see you continue to write, and obviously, write well! 🙂
…and if this is not the same you, well then Hello:) and I look forward to checking out your work.
Tis the holiday season, so Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Thanks for writing and sorry for not responding. I end up getting hundreds of these spam comments a week, so I don’t look at them any more.
Hope you are writing as well. Let me know what you are up to and where you are living these days.