Publications and Awards

 

Fiction Publications

 

Nonfiction Publications

“Lee. K. Abbott.” Stories for Lee: Tales of Tutelage and Verve for Lee K. Abbott on His Retirement. Edited by Juliet Williams. Columbus, OH: Williams & Co. Books, 2012.

 

Readings & Interviews

Rappahannock Review Contributor Spotlight: Interview on "Waking"

R.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal - Interview on "Roadside Flowers"

Kenyon Writers Workshop Fellows Reading - "Eliza, in the Event of a Hurricane" - June 2012


Awards

  • Winner - Summer 2018 Ohio Arts Council Artist Residency at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

  • Winner - Winter 2018 Artist Residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts

  • Winner - June 2015 Artist Residency at The Studios of Key West

  • Winner - 2014 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

  • Winner - 2012 Waasmode Short Fiction Prize - Passages North

  • Winner - Spring 2012 Orlando Prize for Short Fiction - AROHO

  • Finalist - 2018 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers - Honorable Mention

  • Finalist - 2017 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers - Top 25

  • Finalist - 2017 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction - Top 10

  • Finalist - 2017 Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize - Novel - First Runner-up

  • Finalist - 2016 & 2017 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest - Novel

  • Finalist - 2016 & 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Novel

  • Semi-Finalist - 2017 & 2018 Hudson Prize - Black Lawrence Press - Short Story Collection

  • Finalist - 2016 Nelligan Prize - Colorado Review

  • Finalist - 2014 Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest - Phoebe Literary Journal

  • Finalist - 2013 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction - Bayou Magazine

  • Finalist - 2012 Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize - Third Coast

  • Finalist - 2012 & 2013 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Short Story

  • Finalist - 2012 & 2015 Iron Horse Literary Review Single Author Competition

  • Finalist - 2010/2011/2012 Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contests

  • Shortlisted - 2010 Bridport Prize - Short Story Competition

  • Semi-Finalist - 2010 & 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Novel-in-Progress

  • Finalist - 2010 Matt Clark Fiction Prize - New Delta Review

  • Finalist - 2005 New Millennium Writings Fiction Award

  • Nomination - 2012 Best of the Net Award

  • Nomination - 2015 & 2016 Pushcart Prize

Writing Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Peter Taylor Fellowship - 2012 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts Scholarship - 2011 VCFA Writers Workshop

  • Sewanee Contributor Scholarship - 2006 & 2017 Sewanee Writers' Conference

 




Quotations

"Why not say what happened?"—Robert Lowell

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it." —Roald Dahl

"All I am is the trick of words writing themselves." —Anne Sexton

“If you’re a good writer, these days, you pay attention to the way that people don’t pay attention.” —Charles Baxter

“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.” —Flannery O’Connor

 


Cover Image

Palmettos - by Karin Cecile Davidson