Fall 2018 — "Meditation Stone" won Honorable Mention in the Randall Jarrell Poetry Contest; poem published in StorySouth.
2017 — "Seven Years On the Farm," a memoir, won the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize from North Carolina Literary Review, published summer of 2018.
2017 — "Ashe County Easter, 1880," a poem, won Page Crafters Prize from the On the Same Page Literary Festival.
Spring 2015 — "O Beautiful Bug," published by Jacar Press and distributed to members of the North Carolina General Assembly. Also published online at www.indyweek.com.
October 2014 — "O Beautiful Bug," a memoir, selected by Joseph Bathanti to be the recipient of the Linda Flowers Award, presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council.
Fall 2014 — "Lamp" included in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina.
Winter 2013 — "Fifty Cents," a poem, published on KROnline (Kenyon Review Online).
April 2012 — "Fiddle Song," a short story, published in North Carolina Conversations, a magazine published biannually by the N. C. Humanities Council.
2011 — Won the first James Applewhite Poetry Prize for "Lamp," from North Carolina Literary Review. Poem published in 2012.
December 2010 — four poems included in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia, published by Texas Review Press.
August 2010 — Poetry chapbook, Naming the Constellations, published in Spring Street Editions' chapbook series.
2008 — Won the Poet Laureate Award from the N. C. Poetry Society for “Naming the Constellations,” which was published online and in Pinesong.
2008 — Won First Prize in the adult category, Muse on Greensboro, for “The Loon.” Poem published in the book section of the Greensboro News and Record