Awards/Honors

Awards/Honors/Nominations

Teen Queen Training, finalist for the 2021 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest, semi-finalist for the 2019 Seneca Review Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize, and semi-finalist for the 2019 Awst Press Book Prize

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


Alignment,” Notable in Best American Essays 2021

“Mädchenfänger,” selected for the 2020 Wigleaf Top 50

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

“Slight,” Notable in Best American Essays 2019 and
winner of the 2016 Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award,
Crab Orchard Review

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


“Tethered + Chained,” finalist for the 2021 The Hunger Spring Prose Prize

“Two Truths and a Lie,” finalist for 2020 Best of the Net and nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize

Creepsake,” nominated by Hayden’s Ferry Review for 2021 Best of the Net

Shadowbox,” nominated by Pithead Chapel for the 2020 Pushcart Prize

“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


Tin House Winter Workshop in Nonfiction, 2019


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

Departmental nominee for Helen Hanson Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

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


Fellowships/Grants

2021 Individual Artist Fellowship ($5000), Nebraska Arts Council

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