Publications & Recognition

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“Waiting for El Greco” longlisted for the Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction, March 2018

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“Nothing to Declare” in Literal Latte, Autumn 2017    Read “Nothing to Declare”
“Tropicalia” selected as finalist for the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, December 2017
“A Small But Perfect Happiness” nominated for the Pushcart Prize (published in Missouri Review, Spring 2017)
“Borealis” published in American Fiction, November 2017; finalist for the American Fiction Award
“Windfall” published in Carve Magazine, October 2017; Raymond Carver Editor’s Choice
“Kaat” published in the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus, Volume 5, October 2017
“Windfall” named Editor’s Choice in the 2017 Raymond Carver Short Fiction Contest; 1,600 entries
“Nothing to Declare” wins second place in the 2017 Literal Latte Fiction Awards
“Comrade Dog” published by fixional, 7/14/2017 Read now
“Old News” published by fixional, 7/14/2017 Read now
“Kaat” published as an Audible audiobook, 6/17/2017 Listen
“Kaat” published as a Ploughshares Solo, 5/10/2017 Download ‘Kaat’
“A Small But Perfect Happiness” published in Missouri Review, spring 2017; one of three runners-up, out of three thousand entries, for the annual Jeffrey E. Smith Fiction Award

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“After Dreamland” (story collection) named finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
“Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories” wins the Colorado Book Award More about the book
“After Dreamland” shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, from 4,521 entrants
“After Dreamland” published in Colorado Review, Summer 2016 edition Read “After Dreamland”
“Borealis” named finalist for the American Fiction Award; to be published in American Fiction’s annual anthology in Fall 2017
“Borealis” named finalist for the Narrative Winter 2016 Story Contest
“Scribe” published in Tiferet, February 2016 edition
“Justice” published in COG, issue #2 Read “Justice” in COG

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“Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories” wins the 2015 Iowa Short Fiction Prize, final judge Karen Russell
“Grace” wins Top of the Mountain Book Award
“Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories” published by University of Iowa Press
“Indígena” published in the Missouri Review, Spring 2015 issue
“Indígena” nominated for a Pushcart Prize
“Indígena” wins the NCW Short Story Award

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“One Child Policy” named finalist for Mary C. Mohr Editors’ Award, judged by Stuart Dybek
“Waiting for El Greco and Other Stories” (story collection) named finalist in Press 53 Fiction Award, 5/3/2014
“The Armorer’s Riposte” published in Turk’s Head Review, 3/28/14
“Waiting for El Greco and Other Stories” (story collection) named semifinalist in Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, 5/5/2014
“Light Year” selected by judge E.J. Levy as runner-up for the 2014 Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open
“Light Year” published in Tupelo Quarterly, #4, July, 2014 Read “Light Year”
“One Child Policy” selected by Jill McCorkle as finalist for the Southwest Review’s David Nathan Myerson Fiction Prize
“Indígena” shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (UK)
“Indígena” selected as finalist for Narrative’s Fall 2014 Story Award, December 2014
“Indígena” selected as finalist for the Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
“Save Mary” published in the Chicago Tribune Literary Supplement, Printers Row Journal, 12/21/2014
“Caterwaul” published in Chariton Review, December 2014

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“Night in Erg Chebbi” wins Nelligan Prize for Fiction, 5/13/13; judge Jim Shepard
“The Release” named runner-up for Nelson Algren Award, 6/9/2013; judges Ben Fountain, Lan Samantha Chang, and Francine Prose
“Phone Phone Gun” published in Cobalt Review, 6/10/2013 Read “Phone Phone Gun
“Night in Erg Chebbi” published in Colorado Review, Volume 40, #3 Read “Night in Erg Chebbi”
“Waiting for El Greco” wins Honorable Mention for Cincinnati Review Schiff Award
“The Release” published in Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal, Issue #83
“Nadia” wins Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train contest, August 2013

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“Boy, Unleashed” published in Bellevue Literary Review, Volume 12, #2
“The Italian Afternoon” published by In Digest, 12/6/2012
“Boy, Unleashed” nominated for a Pushcart Prize


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