Writing Awards

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

graveyard of unfinished stories

2 Responses to Writing Awards

  1. 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!

    • Nathan says:

      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.

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