Ghost Story,” Joyland Magazine, April 2016

“Lady Killers,” Whole Beast Rag, TAMMY issue

“Upper Middle Class Houses,” Third Coast Spring 2012, (2014 Pushcart Prize Special Mention)

“Sack of Cats,” Redivider 9.1

“Last Dog,” Hunger Mountain 16, (Notable story, Best American Short Stories 2012; Notable story, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012)

Male Seeking Female,” Annalemma.net

“Salt” and “Clean,” PANK 6.09


“Upper Middle Class Houses” (Third Coast) anthologized in New Stories from the Midwest 2016.

Pushcart Prize 2014  Special Mention, “Upper Middle Class Houses,” Third Coast, Spring 2012.

“Last Dog” from Hunger Mountain no. 16 listed as notable in Best American Short Stories 2012 and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.

Finalist, Redivider Quickie Contest, 2010

Hackney Literary Award for Fiction, 2008


“This Week in Short Fiction,” weekly blog column at The Rumpus, May 2015 – present.

Founding editor and Fiction Editor of Nashville Review, 2010-2011.

Writer in Residence at The Commons at Vanderbilt University, 2009-2011


Too Spicy for Average Mortals: December Reader Spotlight, Acquired Taste Reading Series

Ask the Author, PANK magazine blog

Author Visit, Hunger Mountain

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