"The Fields" received the 2015 Tom and Phyllis Burnam Graduate Fiction Scholarship, judged by Sarah Gerkensmeyer.

Ms. Gerkensmeyer's judge's notes: “This is such a stunningly complicated and moving story. And yet it’s the simple, tactile details that immediately pulled me in. I was able to eventually grasp and experience the searing grief and extraordinary atrocities in this story because first the author welcomed me in with the ordinary and the seemingly mundane ... then there was no turning back. Excruciatingly beautiful.”

"Cutthroat" received third place in the Historical Novel Society International Short Story Award 2014 contest, judged by Ian Skillicorn, Emma Darwin and Stephanie Bowen.

Judge's notes on "Cutthroat":

Emma Darwin: “Very successful in covering a relatively large amount of narrative ground, and a strong subject, in a beautifully-proportioned and measured arc of emotional change. The care and precision that shows in the language also shows (as it so often does) in perfect presentation: attention to all the details of the writing process can’t be faked, and makes all the difference.”

Ian Skillicorn: “A vivid and uncompromising tale.”

“Cutthroat” received the 2014 Tom Doulis Graduate Fiction Writing Award, judged by Tin House Editor Cheston Knapp.