Contests & Awards

+ Peseroff Poetry Prize, finalist for “Renée’s Kettle” (2018)

+ Best of Net Nominee for Business in the City” via Passages North (2018)

+ Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, quarter-finalist for “Crave” (2018)

+ BlueCat Screenplay Competition, semi-finalist for “Crave” (2018)

+ Dr. Carolyn P. Handa Teaching Award Recipient via University of Alabama (2018)

University of Alabama Creative Writing Contest, honorable mention for“The Minority Fellowship Factory” (2018)


Fellowships & Scholarships

+ Ronald E. McNair Graduate FellowshipUniversity of Alabama 2018

+ Ronald E. McNair Graduate FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, 2017

+ Truman Capote Fellowship, University of Alabama, 2016

+ Ronald E. McNair Graduate FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, 2016

+ Dr. Bob Davis Endowed ScholarshipUniversity of Central Florida, 2015 


Residency

+ Writer-in-residence, The Mastheads (2018).