Awards



Pushcart Prize nomination for "Tiger Burning Bright," 2008 (Jefferson Press)

Pushcart Prize nomination for "Auction," 2008 (Jefferson Press)

Pushcart Prize nomination for "Wish You Were Here," 2007 (THE DOS PASSOS REVIEW)

Pushcart Prize nomination for "Fire and Ice," 2006 (TERTULIA MAGAZINE)

Jefferson Press Prize for Best New Voice in Fiction for TIGER BURNING BRIGHT: STORIES, Finalist, 2007

GLIMMER TRAIN Short-Story Award for New Writers for "Tiger Burning Bright," Finalist

E. M. Koeppel Editor's Choice Award, 2011, for "The Red Dress"
(See story at: http:/​/​www.writecorner.com/​winner2009.asp#Sanders)

ARTS & LETTERS Fiction Prize, "Small Town, Saturday Night," Finalist, 2011

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction Competition, Finalist, Short Story: "Small Town, Saturday Night," 2011

William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Short List, Short Story: "The Red Dress," 2011
(See story at: http:/​/​www.writecorner.com/​winner2009.asp#Sanders)

William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Semi-Finalist, Novel-in-Progress: BLOOD MOUNTAIN: A NOVEL OF THE VIETNAM WAR, 2011

William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Semi-Finalist, Short Story: "Small Town, Saturday Night," 2011

First Place, BYLINE MAGAZINE, New-Talent Short Story Contest, "The Arrival"

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competitiion, Honorable Mention for "The Arrival"

E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Awards, Honorable Mention for "Charlie Feathers," 2007

E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Awards, Honorable Mention for "Red Roses," 2005

Future Writers-USA Annual Short Story Competition, Finalist

Brodie Herndon Memorial Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention for "Sea Glass"

Robert S. Sergeant Memorial Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention for "Wild Geese"

BYLINE MAGAZINE, New-Talent Short Story Contest, Special Honorable Mention for "The Companion"

BYLINE MAGAZINE, Short Story Contest, Special Honorable Mention for "Cherries in the Snow"

BYLINE MAGAZINE, First Chapter of a Novel Contest, Honorable Mention for THE MAN WHO SHOCKED PEOLA MILLS

BYLINE MAGAZINE, New-Talent Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention for "Cabbage Roses" (Spanish translation of "Cabbage Roses" by Josefa Devesa Seva)

BYLINE MAGAZINE, Flash Fiction Contest , Honorable Mention for "Felony"

BYLINE MAGAZINE, Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention for "The Blue Dahlia"