Distinguished Short Story, “Pilgrim.” Best American Short Stories: 2022.

Finalist, Nonfiction Prize: “Bahji.” Crazyhorse, 2022. Selected by Matthew Ortile.

Nominee, Best American Poetry 2019: “I Am the Dead Thing Below.” Hayden’s Ferry, 2019.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize:  “That He Had a Father.” Florida Review, 2019.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize: “We Have All Been Dead.” Bellingham Review, 2018.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize: “What Would Rumi Do?” Radius: Poetry from the Center to the Edge, 2018.

Nominee, The Best Small Fictions 2019: “Hospice.” Connotation Press, Fall 2018.

Finalist, 1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest: “Imaginary Things.” Midway Journal, 2018.

Honorable Mention, Very Short Fiction Award: “Girl, Upside-down.” Glimmer Train, 2018.

2nd Prize, Press 53 Open Awards: “Foundling.” Press 53, 2012.

Winner/1st Place, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize: “Stories My Mother Told Me.” Ruminate Magazine, 2012.

Honorable Mention, Just Desserts Contest: “Girl.” Passages North, 2012. Selected by Roxane Gay.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize: “In Perfect English.” Carolina Quarterly, 2012.

3rd Place, Family Matters Contest: “My Mother’s Hands in My Mouth.” Glimmer Train, October 2011.

Winner/1st Place, Orlando Prize for Short Fiction: “Heart of a Locust.” A Room of Her Own: A Foundation for Women Writers & Artists, 2010.

3rd Place, Very Short Fiction Award: “In Perfect English.” Glimmer Train, 2010.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize: “In the Middle of Many Mountains.” Meridian, 2010.

Finalist, Editors’ Prize: “In the Middle of Many Mountains.” Meridian, 2009.