Writing and Awards

SELECTED ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORK

Zochreini; short fiction, Catapult
Creepypasta and the Fiction-Transcending Nature of Collaboration; essay, HorrorBuzz
The YiddishKeit of Say Anything, Quintessential 2000s Emo Band; essay, Alma
The Case for More Jewish Villains; essay, Alma
Before COVID-19 [...] Now, I'm more Jewishly connected than ever; essay, JTA
Translation; memoir, The Tishman Review  4.1 2018
For Rose, Whom Everyone Else Calls Telia; prose poetry, Eastern Iowa Review 8 2019
Just Outside the Israeli Desert; poetry, Poetica Magazine
Allison is Figuring Some Things Out; memoir, Nat. Brut. 8 (18+)
Natural Sky Reserves; poetry, Write About Now’s litter: a twitterary magazine

CREATIVE AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Winner; "Feeling" - 2020 North Carolina State James Hurst Prize for Fiction
Finalist; "Burying a Jew in Fayetteville" – March/April 2019 Glimmer Train "Family Matters" Contest
Finalist; "Zochreini" – 2019 North Carolina State Fiction Contest
Finalist; "Dream Eater" – 2019 North Carolina State Shorter Fiction Contest
Nomination; "Translation" – 2018 Pushcart Prize
Honorable Mention; "Fidelis" – 2018 North Carolina State Fiction Contest
First Place – 2017 Jane Egbert Short Story Award
Finalist; "The Cannibal’s Wife" – 2017 North Carolina State Shorter Fiction Contest
Finalist; "Yerushalayim" – 2015 North Carolina State Poetry Contest
First Place – 2014 Frederick Hartmann Contest Poetry Award, as judged by Paisley Rekdal
Judges Award – Elon Human Rights and Social Justice Writing Contest

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND GRANTS

Durham Arts Council 2021 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant
Warren County Arts Council 2020 Artist Support Grant
North Carolina State University Robbie Knott Endowment for Exemplary Writing
Duke University Perilman Fellowship
Duke University Perilman Summer Stipend: "And You Shall Teach Them to Your Children: A Material Study of Jewish Children's Books"
Elon University Johnston Scholar
Elon University Talmid Fellowship in Jewish Social Justice

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