Creative Writing

PUBLICATIONS/CONTESTS

“The Caregiver” — Forthcoming from Iron Horse Literary Review, Spring 2019
“Freedom From Want” — Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest Nov./Dec. 2017
“Orchestration” — Longlist Finalist, SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction
“Orchestration” — Little Fiction, November 2018
“Flying Toward Morning” — Burrow Press, Fantastic Floridas
“The Thing With Feathers” — Forthcoming from The Crab Orchard Review, 2018
“First Mars, then the Moon” — Ghost Parachute, May 2018
“Book Review: Scott Gould’s Strangers to Temptation” — The Chattahoochee Review, Spring 2018, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
“Antigone” — Lumina, Spring 2018, Volume XVII
“Hunting Accident” — Flash Fiction Magazine, Spring 2018
“The Oven Bird Problem” — Welter Magazine, Fall 2017
“How to Bring Your Boyfriend Home to Meet the Parents” — Kodon, Spring 2016
“The Eight Cakes” — Kodon, Fall 2015
“Van Gogh’s Lover” — 50 Word Stories, October 2015

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HONORS AND AWARDS

AWP 2018 National Program Directors’ Prize for Design — Kodon Spring 2017 Edition (Editor in Chief)
First Prize (Fiction), Emerging Voices, College of DuPage, 2017 — Entry: “Naked”
First Prize (Nonfiction), Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest, 2017 — Entry: “Cover Girls of Disney” (Judge: Marie Howe)
Second Prize (Fiction), Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest, 2014-2015 — Entries: “The Anniversary of My Death” and “The Eyes of the Listener”
Third Prize (Fiction), Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest, 2016 — Entry: “The Oven Bird Problem”

READINGS

Parcels: MFA in Process, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, November 2017
Emerging Voices Awards Reading, College of DuPage, Chicago, IL, April 2017
Graduating Student Reading, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, April 2017
Creative Writing Panel, Taylor University, Upland, IN, March 2017
Writing and Community Art Undergraduate Reading Series, Wheaton College, December 2016

EDITORSHIPS

Intern/Editorial Reader — The Florida Review

Kodon, Literary Journal — Editor-in-Chief:

Managed an editorial staff team, business manager, and design team in publishing the biannual literary journal. Published student art, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and original music.
Find the journal on Facebook.

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“Naked” – 1st Place Fiction College of DuPage Emerging Voices Content

LONG FORM PROJECTS

“Walt and Me” – Creative Nonfiction Senior Honors Thesis, Wheaton College English Department

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