Publications & Awards


EIGHTY DAYS OF SUNLIGHT  Thought Catalog Books (published June 9, 2015)

Story Collections

IMPOSSIBLE CHILDREN Sarabande Books (published October 9, 2019)

Short Stories

We Are the Daughters of The Witches You Never Noticed,” On the Seawall

“One Person in Fair Health,” MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine (forthcoming)

“Bright Lights, New Century,” Hairstreak Butterfly Review, 2021

“Year One” Pleiades, issue 40.1, January 2020

“Everything that Rises” Coal Hill Review, issue 21

“April First” Chicago Quarterly Review, vol. 16

“Cottontails” Colorado Review, Spring 2013

“Scenes from the Reverse Metamorphosis” The Monarch Review, spring 2012

“Cast Down Your Burdens” Paper Darts July 2012

“Pockets” The Los Angeles Review, issue 12

Two stories: “Wrens” and “Bleach” Sakura Review, issue 3

“Liberty and Union” The Golden Triangle, issue 2

“Whiskey” Bluestem Magazine, December 2011

“Princeton” Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, issue 7

Three stories: “The Thirty-eighth Parallel,” “The Missing Lion,” and “White Space” Papirmasse, issue 17

“Solitude City” The Kenyon Review, vol. 33, no. 2

“Dear Katie” Southern Indiana Review, spring 2011

“The Magic Mirror” The Written Wardrobe, issue 1, winter 2011

“The Sacred Heart Auto Club” Connecticut Review, spring 2011

“Clear Blue Michigan Sky” Green Mountains Review, vol. 22, no. 2


“Pittsburgh September 2009: Fortifications” J Journal: New Writing on Justice, vol. 3, no. 1

“Pittsburgh, September 2009: Chatter” and “Pittsburgh, September 2009: Drums” The Furnace Review, fall 2010


“Snow Globes, Ghost Barrels, and Deep Breaths: Some Notes on Korea.” Necessary Fiction, May 2020

Flash Essay: “Onomatopoeia.” The Normal School, 2020

“Short Takes: Rethinking the Creative Writing Workshop.” Gulf Coast, 2015

“Time Capsule: Pittsburgh, 2005.” Andrea Reads America, July 2014.  Also anthologized in the Pittsburgh Anthology (Rust Belt Chic Press), 2015

“Five Ghosts” and assorted articles on Thought Catalog 

Craft Essays: Chapter-by-chapter breakdown of literary techniques in Celeste Ng’s novel Everything I Never Told You. Thought Catalog (online)

Other Work

Interview: “Octopi Venom and Museum Glass: An Interview with Abby Geni.” Braddock Avenue Books’ Street Talk, October 2014

Interview: “Tracking the Invisible with Jeanne Marie Laskas.” Braddock Avenue Books’ Street Talk, October 2013

Interview: “Bouncing Free Radicals: An Interview with Michael Byers.” Hot Metal Bridge, vol 5, spring 2009

Book review: Allison Amend’s collection Things That Pass for Love. Hot Metal Bridge, vol 5, spring 2009


Nomination, Pushcart Prize Board of Contributing Editors

Nomination, Pushcart Prize (for “Everything That Rises,” published in Coal Hill Review

Winner, 2017 Mary McCarthy Prize (judged by Paul Yoon)

Nominated for the 2015 International DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by the Dublin City Council, Ireland

Finalist, 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction contest

One of five finalists for the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, selected by Sherman Alexie and Colin Channer

Full tuition minority scholarship to the Advanced Fiction Workshop at the New York State Summer Writers Institute, sponsored by Skidmore College (2008)

Individual Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (2008)


Barrelhousing with Robert Yune by David Housley

Robert Yune Leads Indy WordLab by Theresa Beckhusen

Mapping Your Character, a recap of the WordLab session by Theresa Beckhusen

A Micro Interview by Emma Novins

A KR Conversation Interview by Geeta Kothari

An interview for the Chatham MFA Newsletter by Gina Olszowski

An interview for Papirmasse by Kirsten McCrea

A review of my work in Sakura Review


A review of my story “Cottontails” in Colorado Review


Another review of “Cottontails” in NewPages


A review of my story “Solitude City” in The Kenyon Review