Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Select Awards & Honors

Writing:

  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
  • Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner. Alan Cheuse, judge
  • Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
  • Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
  • Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
  • Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
  • Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention. Yiyun Li, judge
  • Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) Second Place
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
  • Symphony Space Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner. Amy Hempel, judge
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2008) Honorable Mention
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
  • Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner
  • Adult Short Fiction Competition, Pacific Northwest Writers Association (1998) Finalist
Film & Video:
  • Audience Choice Award, Planet Out Short Film Contest (2003) Civil Enough
  • Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
  • Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY, NY (2002) Group
  • Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Group
  • Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
  • Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY, NY (2001) Group

Grants & Fellowships

  • Hafer Family Foundation Residency, Camano Island, WA (2007)
  • Artist Trust, GAP Grant (2007)
  • Writer in Residence Fellowship, Jentel Foundation, Sheridan, WY (2006)
  • Centrum Residency Fellowship, Fort Warden, WA (2006)