Awards/Honors

Awards/Honors/Nominations

Teen Queen Training, semi-finalist for the 2019 Seneca Review Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize

“Every Porch a Threshold,” with Jennifer Wortman, winner of the 2019 Sundog Lit Collaboration Contest

“Slight,” Notable in Best American Essays 2019

Teen Queen Training, semi-finalist for the 2019 Awst Press Book Prize

Curing Season, semi-finalist for the Spring 2019 Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition

“She’ll Only Come Out at Night,” longlisted for the 2019 Wigleaf Top 50

“Shadowbox,” finalist for the 2019 phoebe Nonfiction Prize

Tin House Winter Workshop in Nonfiction, 2019

“Kristine at the Gun Show,” nominated by Superstition Review for
2019 Best American Travel Writing

“Good Guess,” nominated by cahoodaloodaling for 2019 Best Small Fictions

“She’ll Only Come Out at Night,” nominated by CHEAP POP for the
2018 Pushcart Prize

“Speak,” nominated by Synaesthesia Magazine for 2018 Best of the Net

“The Rules,” nominated by Atlas & Alice for 2018 Best of the Net

“You Entertain Rest,” nominated by the museum of americana for
2018 Best of the Net

Departmental nominee for Elton S. Carter Thesis Award,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2018

Departmental nominee for Helen Hanson Outstanding Graduate Student

Graduate Thesis Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

“Slight,” winner of the Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award,
Crab Orchard Review, 2016

First Place, 700 Words Fiction/Nonfiction Prose Slam, sponsored by 13th Floor Magazine, 2016

Winner, Best Personal Essay, 1877 Society Writing Contest, 2015

 

Scholarships/Fellowships/Grants

Presidential Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska System, 2017-18

John J. McKenna Graduate Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) Grant ($4000) for researched creative nonfiction project on immigration/inhabitation on native land, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017

Wardle, Spire, & Lane English Department Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2016-17

John J. McKenna Graduate Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2015-16