Publications and Awards

Publications:

Lunch Ticket Special – Novel Excerpt – 2017
Mutha Magazine – Feature Essay – Uncommon Family – 2014
Role / Reboot – Feature Story – Why We Have To Talk About Privilege – 2014
Jaded Ibis Press – Debut Novel – A Map of Everything – 2014
The Nervous Breakdown – Novel Excerpt – 2014
Hypertext Magazine – Novel Excerpt – 2014
Hoot Literary Journal – Micro Story – A Red Faced Drunk Woman – 2014
Bleed – Feature Essay – Pregnancy Killed My Creativity – 2014
Ms. Fit Magazine – Feature Story – Brady Bunch 2.0 – 2013
Role / Reboot – Feature Story – It’s Not Blood That Makes a Family – 2013
Bleed – Feature Essay – 21 Ways Writing is Like Menstruating – 2013
Bleed – Feature Essay – Is This a Fiction Novel? – 2013
Hypertext Magazine – Feature Story – Novel Writing Post – 2012
Gnome Magazine – Feature Story – The Artist in Academia – 2011
Geek Magazine – Feature Story – 2010
Hair Trigger – Short Story – 2009
Outside Magazine – Feature Story – 2009
Hayden’s Ferry Review – Short Story – 2008
Fifth Wednesday Journal – Short Story – 2008
Fugue – Short Story – 2008
The Chicago Reader – Journalism – 2007
Night Spots – Journalism – 2007
Windy City Times – Journalism – 2007
Chicago Magazine – Journalism – 2007
The Best of Story Week – Fiction – 2007
Windy City Times – Fiction – 2007
Wired Magazine – Feature Story – 2007
The First Line Magazine – Fiction – 2007 (Pushcart Prize Nomination)
Wavelength – Poetry – 2005
The Cleveland Plain Dealer – Journalism – 1999
The Cauldron – Journalism– 1998, 1999
The Vindicator – Journalism – 1998, 1999
Whiskey Island Magazine – Poetry – 1998

Awards and Nominations:

Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize judged by Aimee Bender, Winner – 2017
Glimmer Train March Fiction Open Contest, honorable mention – 2013
Bakeless Literary Prize for Fiction Finalist – 2012
Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction Finalist – 2011
AWP New Journals Award nomination – 2010
David Friedman prize for the best story or Journalism in Hair Trigger 31 – 2009
Pushcart nomination – 2008
AWP New Journals Award nomination – 2007