"Mosaic," Nominated by Passages North for the Best Small Fictions Anthology, 2018.

"Hombres de Maíz: Variations on a Mayan Creation Story," Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Black Lawrence Press, 2017.


"Matria," Winner of the St. Lawrence Book Prize, 2016

"La Piedra," Runner-up, Neutrino Short-Short Prize, 2016

"Matria," Finalist, Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize, 2016

“Land O',” Finalist, Gold Line Chapbook Contest, judged by Anna Journey, 2015

“Land O’,” Finalist, Autumn House Press’ Coal Hill Chapbook Competition, 2015

“That’s One,” Semifinalist, Lumina short story contest, judged by Roxanne Gay, 2015

"La Masacuata," Runner-up, Phoebe Annual Fiction Contest, judged by Ramona Ausubel, 2015

“La Jarra,” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Radar Poetry, 2015

“La Sandía,” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Pilgrimage, 2015

“Runs in My Veins,” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by NANO Fiction, 2015

Winner of the Coniston Poetry Prize, judged by Lynn Emanuel, 2015

Semi-finalist, Black River Chapbook Competition 2015

Semi-finalist, Frost Place Chapbook Competition, 2015

Finalist, Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, 2014

Nominated by Pacific University for Best New Poets 2012

Semi-finalist, Crab Orchard Open Competition, judged by Rodney Jones, 2012

Finalist, Chapbook Contest Center for Book Arts, 2012

Finalist, Narrative 3rd Annual Poetry Contest, 2012

Semi-finalist 12th Annual Tupelo Press / Crazyhorse Award, judged by DA Powell, 2011

Runner-up, Tom and Stan Wick Poetry Prize, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye, 2009