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,” McSweeney’s Student Short Story Contest Winner (judged by Curtis Sittenfeld) and Inkslinger Award for Creative Excellence for best of the December 2015 Issue of Buffalo Almanack

Technologies of the Self, 2015 Driftless Novella Prize, Brain Mill Press

“Ciguapa,” Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train (December 2014 Fiction Open) [novelette]

Tethered,” Writers of the Future Semi-Finalist (2011, 3rd Quarter) [novelette]

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

National Gold Medal Portfolio, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2011) [short stories and memoirs]

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