Honors & Awards

2017
Awarded a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts.

2016
Awarded Artist-in-Residence position at the University of Pennsylvania. (2017 – 2018)
Notable Essay for Best American Essays 2016. (“A Girl’s Guide to Sexual Purity”)
Notable Story for Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. (“Horror Story”)
Longlisted for the Tiptree Award. (“The Husband Stitch”)
Awarded a residency at Yaddo.
Awarded a residency at Playa.
Awarded a residency at Hedgebrook.
Inclusion on the 2015 Locus Recommended Reading List. (“Descent”)
Awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship.
Awarded a residency at the Spruceton Inn.

2015
Finalist for the 2015 Calvino Prize. (“Inventory”)
Finalist for the 2015 Calvino Prize. (“Observations About Eggs”)
Recipient of the 2015 Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Writers Grant.
Recipient of the 2015 Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Worlds Grant.
Special Mention for the Pushcart Prize XL: The Best of the Small Presses (“The Husband Stitch”)
Selected for Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015. (“Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead”)
Longlisted for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Longlisted for a Hugo Award. (“The Husband Stitch”)
Third place for the Franz Kafka Award in Magic Realism. (“Mothers”)
Nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. (“The Husband Stitch”)
Recipient of the 2015-2016 Michener-Copernicus Fellowship.
Nominated for a Nebula Award. (“The Husband Stitch”)
Second place in the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll 2014. (criticism)
Third place for the storySouth Million Writers Award. (“Inventory”)

2014
Honorable Mention, 2014 Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Writers Grant.
Honorable Mention, 2014 Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Worlds Grant.
Notable Story & Finalist for the storySouth Million Writers Award. (“Inventory”)
Recipient of the 2014 – 2015 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship.
Finalist in the American Short Fiction Contest. (“Mothers”)
Awarded a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts.
— Funded by a Wallace Foundation Fellowship
Finalist for the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship.
Third place in the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll 2013. (“Inventory”)

2013
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize. (“Men With Biblical Names”)
Finalist for the 2013 – 2014 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship.
Runner-up for the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship.

2012
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize. (“Difficult at Parties)
Third place in Opium’s Shya Scanlon 7-Line Story Contest. (“The House at the End of the World”)
Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award. (“Down”)

2011
Winner of the Richard Yates Short Story Prize. (“Difficult at Parties”)
Finalist in the Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest. (“Difficult at Parties”)

2010
Recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship at the University of Iowa.
Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. (“Flood”)