Finalist for Literary Fiction, Colorado Book Award

PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, 2013 (for "Lay My Head")

ForeWord Firsts Summer 2012 Prize (for outstanding fiction debut)

2011 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction (judged by Laura Kasischke)

2011 Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Fiction Award (for "The Last He Knew," which appeared in Weber: The Contemporary West)

Pushcart Prize, Pushcart Prize XXXVI (for "Nephilim")

Second Place, 2011 American Short Fiction Contest (judged by Wells Tower)

Finalist, 2010 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Finalist, 2010 Iowa Review Award

Semi-Finalist, 2010 Katherine Anne Porter Prize

Honorable Mention, 2009 Robert and Adele Prize for Fiction (judged by Brock Clarke)

Finalist, 2009 Tobias Wolff Award

Wiglead Long List, 2009

Second Place, 2008 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (judged by Cristina Henriquez)

Honorable Mention, 2008 Red Hen Press Short Fiction Contest (judged by Ron Carlson)

StorySouth Notable Story, 2008

Finalist,2008 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Contest