Winner, 2016 McSweeney’s Student Short Story Contest  – for “Forty-two Reasons Your Girlfriend Works for the FBI, NSA, ICE, S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe Division, Men in Black, or Cylon Overlords

Winner, 2015 Driftless Novella Prize, Brain Mill Press – for debut book Technologies of the Self

Inkslinger Award for Creative Excellence for best of the Dec. 2015 Issue of Buffalo Almanack – for “Forty-two Reasons”

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train (Dec. 2014 Fiction Open) – for “Ciguapa”

Writers of the Future Semi-Finalist (2011, 3rd Quarter) – for “Tethered

Writers of the Future Semi-Finalist (2011, 2nd Quarter) – for “The Photosynthesis of Living Engines”

National Gold Medal Portfolio, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2011)

Jedi Night,” National Gold Medal for Short Story and Best-in-Grade Award (12th)

“Profiled,” featured on NPR’s The Takeaway with John Hockenberry [memoir]

“The Brief Numerous Lives of Tomás Paoli,” National Gold Medal for Memoir

“U.S.-Man and the Gulab Jamin Machine,” National Silver Medal for Short Story and the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Creativity and Citizenship Award