Awards/Nominations

Nominations/Awards

  • Rhysling Award nomination (long form), “Cinderella’s Pumpkin,” 2019
  • Rhysling Award nomination (long form), “Rapunzel and Medusa,” 2018
  • Balticon Poetry contest−“The Sand Witch,” 2nd place, 2018
  • Wax Poetry contest Angela—“Ode to Andrew Brechin,” 3rd place, 2018
  • Aurora nominee—Best Related Work, Playground of Lost Toys, 2016
  • Wax Poetry contest #11, “Triptych (Amsterdam)” 4th place, 2016
  • Rhysling Award nomination (long form), “I Dreamed a World,” 2016
  • Imaginarium Best Canadian Fiction, “The Book with No End,” CZP 2014
  • Bram Stoker Award longlist, “The Book with No End,” 2014
  • Aurora nomination “A Good Catch” 2011
  • Shortlisted Friends of Merril short fiction competition 2011
  • Aurora Awards nomination “Of the Corn: Kore’s Innocence,”  2010
  • (2nd place) prize in Rannu poetry competition, “A Good Catch,” 2009
  • Shortlisted for the Rannu fiction competition “Freedom’s Just Another Word,”  2009
  • Barton College 2nd place, “Finding Dionysus,” Crucible, 2009
  • Awarded BC Arts Council Study Assistance grant to attend the CSSF novel writing workshop 2008
  • Shortlisted,  Rannu fiction competition “Shoes”  2008
  • Judges choice, SFPA poetry contest “Don Quixote’s Quandary” 2008 http://www.sfpoetry.com/2008poetrycontest.html
  • Jerry Jazz Musician short fiction contest winner “Cipher” 2007 www.jerryjazzmuscian.com
  • Speculative Literature Foundation award nominee “Hold Back the Night” 2003 http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Awards/SLFFountainAward/2003.php
  • 2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Award—shortlisted “Hold Back the Night” 2003 http://www.spectrumawards.org/2005.htm#bestshortshort
  • 2nd place, Pinekone contest “Phoenix Sunset” 1989
  • 2nd place Pinekone contest, judge Charles de Lint “A Matter of View” 1988
  • Shari Meakin Bursary first recipient, Burnaby Arts Council 1988
  • 15/800−Cross Canada Writers Quarterly competition “Hunger” 1986

Honourable Mentions

  • Poetry Nook 188th weekly contest “A Good Catch,” Hon. Mention, 2018
  • Best Horror #6, Honorable Mention, “Red is the Color of My True Love’s Blood,” 2013
  • Imaginarium Best Canadian Fiction, “Dark Side” ChiZine.com 2011
  • Imaginarium Best Canadian Fiction, Shadow Realms” Witches & Pagans #23, 2011
  • Year’s Best Horror, “Exegesis of the Insecta Apocrypha” 2010
  • Years Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual, “Hold Back the Night” 2003
  • Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 17th Annual, “Hold Back the Night” 2003
  • Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 10th Annual “These Proud Trees” 1997
  • World Poetry Competition “Aftermath” 1988
  • Ursus Press “Eddying Waters” 1986
  • Ursus Press “New Age” 1987

Other

  • 2018 Editor Eye to the Telescope #29—the Dark, http://eyetothetelescope.com/
  • 2018 editor of Alice Unbound, Beyond Wonderland, Exile Publishing
  • 2015 co-editor of Playground of Lost Toys, Exile Publishing
  • 2013 co-editor of Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast, Edge Publications
  • 2010 co-judge for the Rannu poetry competition