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- Recognition -

2022    Winner, Alberta Literary Award (Short Story Collection Award), Vermin: Stories

2021    Finalist, Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Glengarry Book Award, Vermin: Stories

2021    Finalist, High Plains Book Awards Short Story Award, Vermin: Stories

2021    Finalist, CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, Vermin: Stories

2019    Alberta Literary Award nomination by New Forum, “The Quality of Mercy”

2014    “Dominion," Alberta Literary Award nomination by FreeFall

2013    “Good Friday, at the Westward,” Alberta Magazine Award nomination by The Prairie Journal

2010    Nothing Sacred shortlisted for Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (Alberta Literary Awards)

2010    Honourable Mention, CAA Exporting Alberta Award for Nothing Sacred

2009    Semi-finalist, Calgary Public Library Foundation Literary Award for Love Minus Zero

2009    Finalist, CAA Exporting Alberta Award for Love Minus Zero

2008    “Leading Men,” National Magazine Award, Journey Prize and Western Magazine Award nominations by Prairie Fire

2007    “We Had Faces Then,” Highly Commended in Tom Howard / John H. Reid Short Story Contest

2007    “This is a Test,” Million Writers Award nomination by The Menda City Review; chosen as a Notable Story of 2006

2006    “The Selfish Professor,” National Magazine Award and Journey Prize nominations by The Prairie Journal

2006    “Family Business,” third place, Penknife Press Short Story Contest

2005    “Blue Lake,” shortlisted in PRISM International Short Fiction Contest

2005    “The Pass,” professional category winner in CBC Radio’s Alberta Anthology competition

2005    “We Had Faces Then,” second place winner, Alice Munro Festival of Writing Contest

2004    “Magic Lanterns,” Best Illustration winner, Victoria School of Writing Postcard Story Contest

2003    “Nothing Sacred,”  Honourable Mention, FreeFall Fiction Contest

2002    “Rain in December,”  Journey Prize nomination by The Amethyst Review

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