Publications & Honors

The Ball,” Jet Fuel Review, Issue #25, Spring, 2023

What A Fool Believes,” FreezeRay Poetry, Issue #22, 2022

“Big Cliff,” Top 5 Finalist for The Missouri Review’s Perkoff Prize, 2022

“A Fish Story,” Invisible City, 2022

“Kalamazoo,” Moon City Review, 2021

“Little Man,” Stymie Mag, August, 2020

“Sleepover,” Pithead Chapel, June, 2020

“Lessy” chosen for inclusion in the Best Small Fictions Anthology 2020

“Happy Meal,” Atticus Review, Nov 26, 2019

“Fake News,” Hypertext Magazine, Fall 2019

“Lessy,” The Masters Review, May 13, 2019

Selected by the Guild Literary Complex as one of Chicago’s 30 Writers to Watch

“Blackbirds,” RHINO 2019

Adult Teeth (Tortoise Books), 2018

“Tina,” Sonora Review, Issue 73/74, Fall 2018

“Piss-ants,” BULL: Men’s Fiction, February 5, 2018

“Rapture,” The Florida Review, 41.2, Fall 2017

Top 25 finalist, Glimmer Train Fiction Open, July/August 2017

“Inside the Happiness Factory,” Hobart, May 25, 2017

“Nesting,” FriGG Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016

“Welcome to Gorilla City,” FWJ Plus, November 2014

“Chopsticks,” Curbside Splendor, December 2013

“Soul,” The Economy, June 2013

“Everything is Going to be Okay,”Printers Row Journal, 2012

“Trash Days,” Third Coast, Fall 2011

“Leaving Charity,” The Carolina Quarterly, Summer 2010

“Morning Erections,” Alligator Juniper, 2009

“If Fred Dryer Had Been Sam Malone,”, 2007

Top 25 finalist, Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, July 2013

Winner, Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, 2012

Pushcart Prize nomination, 2012

Top 25 finalist, Glimmer Train Family Matters Competition, Fall 2010

Finalist, Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize for Creative Nonfiction, 2008

Finalist, Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest, 2007

Quarterfinalist, Academy of Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, 2002