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Awards, Prizes, Honours

Here’s a list of selected literary awards, honours, grants and other recognition.

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SELECTED LITERARY AWARDS & HONOURS

“Emily and Me”

“Dar a Luz”

“Thursday night karaoke”

  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2016)
  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize (2016)
  • Nominated, Sundress Best of the Net (2015)

“1974”

“27,000 Breaths”

“Eileen”

  • Third Place, Short Grain Fiction Contest (2015)

“Articles of Faith”

  • Nominated, National Magazine Award, Personal Journalism (2016)
  • Finalist, PRISM international Creative Non-Fiction Award (2015)
  • Finalist, Malahat Review Open Season Awards, Creative Non-Fiction (2014)

“Day of the Dead”

  • Honourable Mention, Prairie Fire Fiction Contest (2015)

“Esperanza”

  • A Joyland Most Read Story of 2014 (2014)
  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2015)

“Efren’s Place”

  • Adapted, Guys in Disguise/Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton) (2014)

“Coconut Dreams”

“In Memoriam”

  • Nominated, Pushcart Prize (2014)
  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2014)

“The Moon in Scorpio”

  • Winner, Manitoba Magazine Awards (“Maggies”), Best Editorial Feature/Creative Non-Fiction Piece (2014)
  • Finalist, Western Magazine Awards, Human Experience (2014)
  • Nominated, National Magazine Award, Personal Journalism (2014)
  • Winner, Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Award (2013)
  • Finalist, Constance Rooke Non-Fiction Award (2012)

“I’m Still Your Fag”

  • Longlist, Broken Social Scene Short Story Contest/House of Anansi Press (2013)

“5’9, 135, 6c, br bl”

  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2013)
  • Finalist, Matrix Litpop Fiction Contest (2011)
  • Adapted by Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton) for Exposure Festival of the Arts (2010)

“You Were Loved”

  • Longlisted, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2012)
  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2012)
  • Nominated, National Magazine Award, Fiction (2012)
  • Nominated, Western Magazine Award, Fiction (2012)

“Sushi for the Homeless”

  • Nominated, Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2012)

“Dear Dr. Doolittle”

  • Honourable Mention, Vancouver Review Fiction Contest (2010)

“Notes Toward a Film About My Childhood”

  • 2nd Prize, Prairie Fire Fiction Contest (2009)

“Letters to Andersonville”           

  • Shortlisted, Event Non-Fiction Prize (2008)
  • Honourable Mention, Event Non-Fiction Prize (2008)

GRANTS

  • Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Reserve (2017)
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Emerging Writers’ Grant (2016)
  • Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Work in Progress (2016)
  • Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Reserve (2015)
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Emerging Writers’ Grant (2012)

OTHER

  • Alumni-in-Residence, Lester B. Pearson College (2017)
  • Guest Editor, Plenitude – Issue 4 (2014)

 

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