• Finalist, national Best New Writing Anthology, 2013, 2018.
  • Honorable mention, “Best Short Stories From The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2013.”
  • Second prize, national Tom Howard Short Story Contest, 2012.
  • First prize for short stories in the 2011 Art Affairs contest.
  • Second prize in 2011 Women Who Write prose competition.
  • Third prize in Green River Writers 2011 short story contest.
  • First prize in On the Premises’ 2009 contest.
  • Seventh place in 2009 Writer’s Digest short-short contest.
  • Second prize for fiction, 2005 Writers Studio Literary Contest, Arapahoe Community College.