Any awards I have received are included in this section.
“Family Conference” was included in the top 25 stories in Glimmer Train Short Stories for New Writer’s Competition-August, 2010
Thank you so much for participating in our August 2010 Short Story Award for New Writers—we really enjoyed your story! Although it did not win this time, I am happy to inform you that it did make the Top-25* list—congratulations. (That’s the top 2 – 3% of over a thousand submissions!) Be sure to mention this achievement as you send the piece back out into the world. Here’s a link to a pdf of the list
“Couple” was included in the 15 stories shortlisted in the international magazine “Short Fiction” out of the UK.
SFCC Writer’s Competition cash award went to “Family Conference” in 2009.
“The F Word” was awarded an Honorable Mention, May, 2011 for the New Short Story Writer’s Contest in Glimmer Train.
Garbage Picker of Memory won the Editor’s Choice Award at Inkspill Magazine out of the UK, Oct. 2011
My prose poem “Irreversible Rupture” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Nov. 2011, published in Short, Fast & Deadly Magazine (Sept. 2011)
My story “Fissure” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Thunderclap Press, Nov. 2011 (Issue 7 in Thunderclap Press in print)
My story “Dads Strung Out Women’s Blues” was nominated for a Pushcart prize by A-Minor Magazine (published March, 2011)
My story “Garbage Picker of Memory” was nominated for a Pushcart prize by Valparaiso Fiction Review (published Dec. 2011)
My story “Pretend That Your Children Are Simpler Versions of You,” was nominated for a Micro Award by Stone Highway Review, October, 2012
Received a Pushcart nomination for my poem “Lots of Swamp Out Here,” included in my chapbook, Reverberations, published by Deadly Chaps Press, Joseph Quintela, November 2012
My story Snoopy Time was nominated for a Pushcart prize, published in Literary Orphans, Mike Joyce, December 2012
Won the ‘Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry contest” through Artistically Declined Press. “Bare Bulbs Swinging” by Meg Tuite, Michelle Reale and Heather Fowler to be published in 2014!
Won 1st & 2nd place in Prick of the Spindle Open Fiction Contest, July 2013 1st place: Half a Lotus 2nd place: The Trench
The Miracle Poetry Competition-2013, top 5 winner, I Know a Weapon When I See It, Miracle ezine, Bombay India, Sept 2013