Essay Prize – “The New Music” — Avesta, literary magazine of North Texas State University, 1965.  Perhaps I shouldn’t have included this.  It was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Honorable Mention – “The Witch Murders” – Writers of the Future Contest, Jan. 1, 2011

Honorable Mention – “Scattered Shards”  –  Writers of the Future Contest, 4th quarter, March 31, 2010

Honorable mention –  “From a Picture“  –  poem  – Abilene Writers’ Guild, 2010

Honorable mention — “Itwas Adark” — San Gabriel Writers’ League, Short Fiction Category, 2009

Won — National Grammar Day short story contest  sponsored by The Grammar Girl – podcast on episode 265, March 3, 2011, National Grammar Day — Mignon Fogarty.  You can read the piece or hear Mignon read it.  The Origin of Third Person in Paleolithic Epic Poetry

Second Prize – “The Poly Island”  –  Writers of the Future Contest, 1st quarter, 2011 — This was a terrific win for me.  I’d entered four times before and been awarded honorable mention twice.  I cannot say enough good about the terrific week I spent in Hollywood with terrific writers.  At the link that follows you can see a terrific dance piece based on a scene in the story–and my acceptance speech.  The Poly Islands In addition to the $750 prize there was a $500 advance against royalties.   Included a week in the Roosevelt Hotel, master classes and the prize banquet itself, a black-tie event.