International first annual Hemingway Shorts, short story contest, for the submission, “Surface Tension,” including publication in Hemingway Shorts: A collection of new and engaged writing from new and engaged writers in the best tradition of Ernest Hemingway, published by The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Oak Park, Illinois, 2016.
Willie Parker Peace Award, for North Carolina historical book, 2015, presented by The North Carolina Historical Society, for One Apple at a Time, by Evan Williams, Grateful Steps Publishing, Asheville, NC, 2014, non-fiction.
Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest, finalist for the poem, “Roots Run Deep ’Round Here.”
Second Annual Grateful Steps Short Story Contest, finalist for the submission, “Seventy-Two,” including publication in The Cricket And Other Stories, Grateful Steps, Asheville, NC, 2014.
Third Annual Grateful Steps Short Story Contest, finalist for the submission, “No Light” including publication (forthcoming), Grateful Steps, Asheville, NC.