Category: Awards

Back to Vermont Studio Center

Back to Vermont Studio Center

I’m grateful to a number of people to be packing my bags this week! There’s the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded the two-week fellowship and stipend I’ve received to Vermont Studio Center to work on my novel-in-progress, THE BOOK OF GOTHEL. There’s my Dean, who was kind enough to allow me to participate …

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Wolf Skin Wins 2015 Elgin Chapbook Award

Wolf Skin Wins 2015 Elgin Chapbook Award

I received news yesterday that my debut poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin, won the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2015 Elgin Chapbook Award! The award honors the best speculative poetry chapbook published in 2013-2014. I was honored to be nominated, and I’m just plain thrilled to win! I’ve been writing speculative poetry since I was a kid, and I’m amazed to have …

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“Camille” in Philadelphia Stories

“Camille” in Philadelphia Stories

Check out the beautiful cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Philadelphia Stories! I’m excited to see my story, “Camille,” second-place winner of the 2014 Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction, featured along with the first- and third-place stories.   

“Camille” Wins Second Place in Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction

“Camille” Wins Second Place in Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction

My short story, “Camille,” has been selected by judge Julianna Baggott as the second-place winner of this year’s Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction! This is one I’ve been working on for a while — it’s the story that opens my novel retelling the Odysseus myth from the perspective of a Vietnam soldier’s wife — so I’m …

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Rhysling Nomination

Rhysling Nomination

My poem,  “Irène Joliot-Curie,” which appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly no. 86 (Feb. 2013), has been nominated for a Rhysling Award and thus will appear in this year’s Rhysling Anthology. Here’s the list of candidates over at the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Congratulations to the other nominees!

Indiana Review Fiction Prize Finalist

Indiana Review Fiction Prize Finalist

I was pleased to read today that my story, “Camille,” was selected as a finalist for the Indiana Review 2013 Fiction Prize. Congratulations to the winner and runner up! I can’t wait to read their stories in the next issue of Indiana Review.

‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award

‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award

I was thrilled to discover today that my novel-in-progress has received a 2013 Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award! Set in 12th century Germany and present-day New Orleans, ‘The Book of Gothel’ speculates about the historical roots of some of our most beloved European folktales. The grant will fund my trip to the Black Forest this summer to research …

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