Short Stories

"We Keep Nothing," Copper Nickel (forthcoming)                                       "Visitation," Chicago Quarterly Review (forthcoming)

"Betelgeuse," WraparoundSouth (Spring 2014)                                            "Ithaca," Phoebe (Summer 2012)

"Sidewinder," Indiana Review (Summer 2012)                                              "Lay My Head," Fairy Tale Rev.  (2011) (O. Henry Prize Anth.)     

"Black Eye," West Branch Wired (Sept. 2011)                                                  "Tremble," Quarterly West (September 2011)

"Paradiso," Water-Stone Review (No. 14, 2011)                                                "Rise," Crab-Orchard Review (Fall/Winter 2011)

"Sea of Tranquility," American Short Fiction (Summer 2011)                      "Galatea," Third Coast (Spring 2011)

"The Last He Knew," Weber (Spring/Summer 2011)                                     "Nephilim," One Story 141 (Oct. 2010) (Pushcart Prize)

"Weights and Measures," Avery Anthology 6 (Aug. 2010)                            "Wrecking Ball," Bellingham Review (2010)

"Halo," Green Mountains Review (2009)                                                           "Stealing Time," Oxford Magazine (Summer 2009)

"Nod," Beloit Fiction Journal (Spring 2009)                                                     "Dead Languages," The Southern Review (Winter 2009)

"Castle Rock," The Fiddlehead (Winter 2009)                                                  "Hive," The South Dakota Review (Winter 2008)

"Shelter," Short Story (Fall 2008)                                                                          "Ghost Girl," Storyglossia (Oct. 2008)

"Mourning the Departed," Carve (Sept. 2008)                                                   "What We Leave Behind," Rosebud Magazine (Fall 2008)

"Taking the 11:10," Oklahoma Review (Spring 2008)                                          "Walking the Reservoir at Night," Clapboard House (Winter 2008)                                                                                                                                            -Wigleaf Top 50


Select Nonfiction

"Memento," Pembroke Magazine (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

"My Mother's Language" and "The Waiting Room," Weber 

"On the Days My Mother Doesn't Know My Face," Allium

Select Poems

"March 4, 1984," Kestrel (forthcoming)

"Echolalia," The Worcester Review (forthcoming)

"Tidal," The Examined Life 

"Samothrace," Hunger Mountain, Runner-Up, Ruth Stone Poetry Prize 

"Lethe," Hamilton Stone Rev iew 

"Lacuna,"  Tipton Poetry Journal

"North," Stone Poetry Quarterly 

"Colorado," Ariadne Magazine

"Inversion Layer," Town Creek Poetry 

"Cartology," JMWW


Winner of the 2023 Eyelands International Book Award (for a novel, for The Vanishing Sky)

Runner-up for the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize

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