Awards

Anthologies

The Vancouver Sun’s Year’s 20 Top Books:Where the Nights are Twice as Long, David Eso and Jeanette Lynes, editors, Goose Lane Rich in loss and endings (longevity too), the love letters of poets are erotic, sometimes erratic, proclamations in the name of love.

Nominated for a 2015 Lambda:  Outer Voices, Inner Lives, a collection of LGBTQ writers over 50, ed Mark McNease and Stephen Dolainski (my contribution: the short story “Just Be Glad You Have Heels”)

Books

Hunger: The Ferro-Grumley Awards shortlist; Lambda Literary Awards longlist

Body Rain: Pat Lowther Award shortlist

July Nights: VanCity Award shortlist; BC Book Prize shortlist

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Going Santa Fe: 1997 Canadian Poetry Chapbook Award

Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey: MIND Book Award finalist; VanCity book award shortlist

Jessica’s Elevator: BC School Library Purchase Plan


Stories

2015:

Battery,CBC Canada Writes cnf long list, 2015

Battery, Lit Pop, 2015, winner, judge: George Saunders

The River of Running Sand, Bristol Short Story Prize, 2015, short list

The Night SS Sloan Undid His Shirt, Exile Carter V Cooper Award, short list

The Storm Chasers, H E Francis Award, 2015, long list

The River of Running Sand, CBC Literary Awards, 2015, long list

2014:

The Ninth Foot, Summer Literary Seminar, Russia, 2014, finalist

The Ninth Foot, Prism International short fiction contest short list, 2014

Smiley, CBC Literary Award, fiction, first prize winner, 2014

older:

Wart’s Ugly, Carve Magazine finalist, 2004

Social Discourse: 1944, Pushcart Prize nomination, 2004

The Lost Boy, CBC Literary Awards, first prize, fiction, 2003

Many People Have Been Gored, Room of One’s Own story contest finalist, 2003

Sperm King, Prism International first prize, 2003

Do You Want Whiskey? Canadian Authors Association contest short list, 2003

Easter, Fish story contest finalist, 2002

Half Waikiki, CBC/En Route contest finalist, 2002

Travel Tips for Girls, Prism International, third prize, 2001

Wax Brains, The New Quarterly, honourable mention, 2001

A Drosophila’s Wings, Real Writers (UK), shortlisted, 2000

Summer Literary Seminar, Russia, 2000, finalist

Summer Literary Seminar, Russia, 2000, finalist

Fat Ankles, Fish Short Story Prize, shortlisted, 1999-2000

Tightrope, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society contest, finalist, 2000

Anemones, Exotic Erotic Writing Contest runner-up, 1999

Just Be Glad You Have Heels, Stand (UK) fifth place, 1999

Tightrope, Serpentine, Honorable Mention, 1999

Fat Ankles, CBC Literary Awards finalist, 1999

Faulkner Award semi-finalist, 1999

Cretins, H. E. Francis Award finalist, 1999

Canadian Literary Awards short-listed, 1998

Winter, sub-Terrain runner-up, 1998

Graduation, Journey Prize contributor, 1998

Wax Brains, Fish finalist 1998

Territory, This Magazine first prize winner, 1998

How to Have Heart Disease (Without Really Trying), Best American Short Stories Distinguished Story, 1997

Goombay Smash, Prism short fiction first prize winner, 1998

DNA, Thistledown young adult story contest Finalist 1995

How to Have Heart Disease (Without Really Trying), Prism short fiction winner, 1995

Hunger, Paragraph erotic short fiction First 1995

frequent CBC Literary Competition Finalist through the years

Prism short fiction Honourable Mention 1994

Accusation, Prism short fiction winner 1993

Easter, Federation of BC Writers short fiction First 1992

Prism, short fiction finalist, 1991

Grain short-short Finalist 1990

Death in One Another’s Arms, Yellow Silk Best Story of the Year 1988

Death in One Another’s Arms, Pushcart Prize Honourable Mention 1988

 

Poetry

poem, Wish You Were Here, Best Canadian Poetry 2016

poem, The Small White Heel, Arc Poem of the Year shortlist

poem, Lesbian Sex, The Montreal Prize longlist

Survivor, finalist ARC contest, 2002

Mr and Mrs Mouse, Summer Literary Seminars, Russia, third prize 2000

Vermilion, Outlaw Editions Chapbook Competition, finalist, 1999

Delor Street, New Letters (University of Missouri) fourth place, 1999

Crescendo, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, semi-finalist, 1999

This New Country, Atlanta Review Int’l Merit Award Winner, 1999

Stand honorable mention, 1998

luby’s cafeteria, killeen, texas, Stand, 5th. Prize, 1998

League of Canadian Poets Finalist 1997

Tilden Canadian Literary Awards, Finalist, 1996

Stephen Leacock Poetry Competition, Certificate of Merit, 1995-96

Special Needs, Prairie Fire long poem Honourable Mention 1994

League of Canadian Poets Finalist 1991

Elemental, Absolut Vodka finalist 1991

 

Non-fiction

Never Say I Didn’t Bring You Flowers, from Full Grown People, notable essay, Best American Essays, 2016, ed Jonathan Franzen

Waiting for Dierdre, finalist, CBC Canadian Literary Awards 2004

Being Jane Hamilton, Grain, co-winner Long Grain of Truth, 2002

Being Jane Hamilton, Missouri Review Editors’ Awards runner-up, 2002

Being Jane Hamilton, Prism Maclean Hunter contest shortlist, 2002

Permanent Wave, Prism Maclean Hunter contest shortlist, 2002

On the Piano, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner contest, finalist, 2001

21 Questions, Creative Non-Fiction Walter V Shipley contest, 2001

Girls Like Me (Or Not), Creative Non-Fiction Walter V Shipley contest, 2001

Permanent Wave, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award finalist, 1998

Permanent Wave, Belle Lettres, Essay First, 1996

Tilden Canadian Literary Awards, Finalist, 1996

Federation of BC Writers Finalist (humour) 1995

Walking on the Ancestors, Event First 1995

Tilden Finalist 1995

CBC Literary Competition Finalist 1989

 

Citations

“Piñata,” poem, Poetry in Transit, BC public transit, 1997

“Tulips,” story, Bravo! TV, produced for broadcast in 1996

“Graduation,” story, shortlisted, Journey Prize.

“Goombay Smash,” story, Best Canadian Short Stories

“Territory,” story, shortlisted, Journey Prize

Canadian Who’s Who

How to Have Heart Disease (Without Really Trying),” story, distinguished, Best American Short Stories, 1997

Death in One Another’s Arms,” story, cited, Pushcart Prize, 1989

 

Grants:

Canada Council 2014

BC Cultural Services 2014

Canada Council Arts Award, 2003

BC Cultural Services Project Assistance, 2003

BC Cultural Services, 2000

Canada Council, 2000

BC Cultural Services Project Assistance, 1998

BC Cultural Services Project Assistance, 1997

Canada Council B, non-fiction, 1994

Canada Council B, fiction, 1993

BC Cultural Services Professional Development 1993

BC Cultural Services Project Assistance 1992

numerous Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Reserve 1987-1996 (when BC writers were no longer eligible)

Canada Council Explorations 1985