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Awards & Recognition

I’m relatively new to the writing scene. In my short time here, I’ve won three awards in the 2021-22 Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Creative Writing Competition:

  • First Place in the Poetry category for “The Green Man in the Garden” (a villanelle).
  • Second Place in Poetry category for “The Ritual” (a free verse poem).
  • First Place in Short Fiction category for “Excelsior” (a dystopian short story). Excelsior is published in the Star Edition of the Washington Square Review:
Washington Square Review Star Edition Spring 2024
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