In Our Other Lives. Little A, 2020.

Kings of Broken Things. Little A, 2017.

Bad Faith. Queen’s Ferry Press, 2016.

Fiction Chapbook

On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown. Reihe Projecktiv, Edition Solitude, 2015.

Short Stories

“What Their Mothers Said About Them.” Confrontation. [forthcoming]

“Let it Die.” Joyland. [forthcoming]

Little Me.” Narrative. May 2018.

“On a Train from the Place Called Valentine.” New Stories from the Midwest, 2016.

“The Hyphenates of Jackson County.” Artful Dodge, Spring 2016.

“Violate the Leaves.” Boulevard, Spring 2016.

“The Missing.” The Southern Review, Autumn 2015.

“Shame Cycle.” Gargoyle 62, Spring 2015.

Attend the Way.Heavy Feather Review, Spring 2015.

Forget Me.” Cosmonauts Avenue, February 2015.

“In Her Place on Capitol Ave, 1917.” The Four Quarters Magazine, August 2014.

“Impertinent, Triumphant.” Five Chapters, February 2014.

“River Ward, 1917.” Boulevard, Fall 2013.

“The Mercy Killing of Harry Kleinhardt.” Midwestern Gothic, Winter 2013.

“On a Train from the Place Called Valentine.” Boulevard, Spring 2012.

“The First Night of My Down-and-Out Sex Life.” Confrontation, Fall 2011.

These Things That Save Us.” Conversations Across Borders, October 3, 2011.

“The Current State of the Universe.” The Cincinnati Review, May 2011.

“How to Die Young in a Nebraska Winter.” The Kenyon Review, Spring 2011.

“The Housekeeper.” Flatmancrooked, January 18, 2011.

Kleinhardt’s Women.”Fogged Clarity, December 2010.

“The Man Who Never Was.” Weekday, Summer 2010.

Let Your Hair Hang Low.” Mary Magazine, Summer 2010.

“The Approximate End of the World.” Boulevard, April 2010.

“Impatiens.” Flatmancrooked, Great New Writing Done During an Economic Depression, 2009.

The Uninvited Guests.” Johnny America, July 2009.

“Impatiens.” Flatmancrooked, Spring 2009.

“Welcome Home.” Best New American Voices 2009, Harcourt/Harvest, August 2008.

Soldier in an Airport.” Superstition Review, May 2008.

“Welcome Home.” Boulevard, April 2008.

“The Scythian Defense.” gsu review, Fall/Winter 2006.


“If This is Where We Live, then This Has to Get Better.” Boulevard, Spring 2020.

“Ten Things About the Color Blue.” Lit Hub, March 2020.

“Uwe Johnson.” Post Road, Winter 2018.

“About Writing and Politics in Six Parts.” Schlossghost #1, Sept 2016.

“Atlas of Omaha.” Solitude Atlas. Edition Solitude, Stuttgart, Ger. 2015.

“How to Die Young in Nebraska.” Fugue, Winter/Spring 2008.


On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown.” Platte River Sampler, April 2015.

Kleinhardt’s Women.” Fogged Clarity, December 2010.


“Confidence Men: Christopher Narozny’s Jonah Man. Kenyon Review Online, Fall 2012.

The Call by Yannick Murphy.” Pleiades, Summer 2012.

Greetings from Below by David Philip Mullins.” Prairie Schooner, Spring 2012.

Quarantine by Rahul Mehta.The Iowa Review Online. 3 October 2011.

The Agony and the Agony: Suzanne Rivecca’s Death is Not an Option.The Millions, 11 Jul 2011.

Rivers Last Longer by Richard Burgin.” Pleiades, 31.2, Summer 2011.

Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed.” Prairie Schooner, Summer 2011.

The Trouble Starts Early: Marcy Dermansky’s Bad Marie.” The Millions, 25 Feb 2011.

Words Possessed: Ben Greenman’s What He’s Poised to Do.The Millions, 27 Aug 2010.

Reasons For and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle.Prairie Schooner, Summer 2010.

Crude Satire: Teddy Wayne’s Kapitoil.The Millions, 14 Apr 2010.

Reckless and Dangerous: Justin Taylor’s Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever.The Millions, 9 Feb 2010.

Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Individual Artist Fellowship, Nebraska Arts Council. 2021.

Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts. 2020-2021.

Honor Book, Fiction. Nebraska Book Awards (Kings of Broken Things). Oct 2018.

Intro Journals Award, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 2015

1877 Society Short Story Contest, 2015

Fellowship & Residency, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Ger., 2014

Marianne Russo Award, Key West Literary Seminar, 2014

Winner, Tarcher/Penguin Top Artist Competition, Novel, 2012

Robert and Adele Schiff Prize in Prose, Cincinnati Review, 2010

Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, March 15-26, 2010

Scholarship, Key West Literary Seminar, 2009 & 2012

Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers, Boulevard, 2008

Full Scholarship, Port Townsend Writers Conference, 2008

Outstanding Graduate Student in English, Creighton University, 2007-2008

Graduate Fellowship, Creighton University, 2006-2008

Joan Jakobson Scholarship, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2007

Vreeland Award in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005

Honors & Honorable Mentions

Finalist, Robert Day Award for Fiction, New Letters. Fall 2020.

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition, Quarterfinalist. Nov 2018.

The Coil’s Best Books of 2017 (Kings of Broken Things). Dec 2017.

Finalist. Narrative Magazine Fall Writing Contest, 2017.

Finalist. Disquiet Literary Prize, 2017.

Long List, Inkubate Literary Blockbuster Challenge, 2013

Distinguished Story, New Stories from the Midwest, 2013

Finalist, PRISM international Fiction Contest, 2012

Distinguished Story, New Stories from the Midwest, 2012

Semi-Finalist, Iowa Short Fiction Awards, 2009 & 2011

Special Mention, Pushcart Prize XXXIV, 2010

Finalist, Flatmancrooked Fiction Contest, 2010

Honorable Mention, Robert and Adele Schiff Prize in Prose, 2010 (for “Attend the Way”)

Finalist, LitPop Fiction Contest, Matrix Magazine/Pop Montreal, 2010

Finalist, Summer Literary Seminars Unified Fiction Contest, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2017

Finalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest, 2009

Honorable Mention, Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize, Stony Brook University, 2005