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Projects / Publications / Events



• Rusty Barn II, interdisciplinary residency, Kettering, England
• Fiction fellowship, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts


Tin House Summer Workshop

• “Disfiguration,” Into the Void
The Circus of Bare Skin, finalist, Eludia Award for the Novel

Lock & Load: Armed Fiction national tour—social media, publicity, events
- Washington
- New York
- Baltimore
- Charlottesville
- Richmond
- Greensboro
- Tampa
- Chicago
- Fredericksburg
- Asheville
- Lexington KY

- Youngstown OH
- Missoula MT

- Raleigh NC

- Neptune Beach FL

• Panelist/presenter:

- Reynolds College

- The Gayton Kirk

- Worthington Woman's Club

- LitYoungstown Fall Festival, Youngstown
- Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Lexington

- CityLit, Baltimore

- Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville

- James River Writers, Richmond


• And with thanks to these fine independent bookstores:

- Book Cellar, Chicago

- Book People, Richmond

- Chop Suey Books, Richmond

- Greedy Reads, Baltimore

- New Dominion Books, Charlottesville

- Politics & Prose at the Wharf, DC

- Scuppernong Books, Greensboro

- The BookMark, Neptune Beach

• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Co-editor, Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, University of New Mexico Press
• The Rusty Barn Interdisciplinary fellowship 
• AWP 2017

• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Fiction fellowship, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
• North Carolina Writers Network spring conference
• Fiction fellowship, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

• Shortlist, New Millennium Writings Short-Short Prize
• “Pia's Daughter,” Shenandoah
• Co-editor, Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, literary anthology, University of New Mexico Press, for fall 2017

• “Baudelaire's Sister at the Betty Ford,” Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
• Reading, KGB Bar
• Co-editor, Lock & Load: Armed Fiction (editing, rights management)
• Talkback moderator, On-the-Air Radio Players:
   - “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson
   - “Nightfall,” Isaac Asimov
• AWP, Seattle
• Fiction fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

• Shortlist, NMW Short-Short Prize
• Kentucky Women Writers' Conference

• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Vortext at Hedgebrook
• Fiction fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

• "Mudra," Think Small! exhibition
• "A Close Shave on Gorky Street," Big Muddy, Volume 10.2
• "Hydroplane," NMW, Issue 20 
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

• "Hydroplane," Short-Short Fiction Prize, New Millennium Writings
• Shortlist, Best American Fantasy 4
• Fiction fellowship, Martha's Vineyard Writers Residency
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

• Story, The Georgia Review, fall issue
• Top finalist, Gival Press Short Story Award
• Fiction fellowship, The Hambidge Center (collaboration with painter)

• Second Prize, Hackney Literary Awards National Story Contest
• Shortlist, NMW Fiction Prize
• Novel excerpt, “Iowa Writes”
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
• Fiction scholarship, Tin House Summer Workshop
• Emcee, Sound & Sense, Virginia Poets at the Library of Virginia
(Claudia Emerson, Joshua Poteat, and others)

• Editor, Sound & Sense, Virginia Poets at the Library of Virginia (chapbook)

• H. E. Francis Prize
• Fifth place, Nelson Algren Award
• WC&C Scholarship, Association of Writing Programs
• Fiction scholarship, Gettysburg Review Conference
• Fellowship and artist’s grant, Vermont Studio Center
• Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (scholarship finalist)

Pushcart XXX Special Mention
• Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
• Editor, Modern and Contemporary Art at VMFA

Seattle Review Fiction Prize
• Pushcart Prize nomination
• Editor, Views of Shenandoah National Park

• MFA, fiction, The New School
STYLE Fiction Prize
• Prose editor, LIT

• Web del Sol’s Best of the Zines, twice
Best American Nonrequired Reading nomination
• Prose editor, LIT, The New School Writing Program's literary magazine

• Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers’ Conference
• Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Prize



  • Widely published in print and online, including Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, Willow Springs, The Diagram, Confrontation, The Rio Grande Review, The Baltimore Review, and others
  • Anthologized in Sex & Chocolate and The Diagram .2 (click links on "Work" page for excerpts)
  • Editor and contributor to Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, University of New Mexico Press, 2017
  • Fiction fellowships at MacDowell, VCCA, Ragdale, Ucross, The Hambidge Center, The Vermont Studio Center, and others
  • Member, PEN, National Book Critics Circle, Authors Guild