Grantee, Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2018
Residency, Vermont Studio Center
Mentee, Pitch Wars, 2017
Residency, New York Mills Cultural Center, 2017
Grantee, Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2016
Finalist, Loft Literary Center Emerging Writer Grant, 2015
Grantee, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, 2014
Winner, St. Catherine University's Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing, 2013
Finalist, Bakeless Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction, 2012
Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2011, Hippocampus Magazine
Honorable Mention, Hippocampus Magazine's 2011 Remember in November Contest
Grantee, 2011 Artist Initiative Grant,
Winner, (judged by JC Hallman and Judith Kitchen) Loft Literary Center - Mentor Series 2009-2010
Winner, Loft Literary Center - Latino Inroads 2009
Second Place, Creative Nonfiction, Talking Stick 18
The Debate About Homework. (2018). Focus Readers.
8 Bridges Workshop (website design, build, writing, and content strategy).
Hercules and His 12 Labors: A Mythological Adventure. (2016). Capstone Press.
The Dish on Food and Farming in Colonial America. (2011). Capstone Press.
Publications in Literary Journals and Magazines
English as a Second Language. Chautauqua. (2017).
The Scene As I Imagined It. (2016). Red Bird Chapbooks. (purchase the pamphlet here)
Lemon. Los Angeles Review of Books. (Spring, 2016).
On Ten Years of apt. apt: a literary magazine. (2015, Dec. 7)
Something Recognizable. apt: a literary magazine. (2015, May 25)
Confession. (2012, July 9). Weird Tales. Weird Girls website.
"Hidden Falls: A Love Story." (2011). 2011 Saint Paul Almanac. Arcada Press.
"Madison Metro." (2006). In Get on the Bus: Short and True Tales of Bus Travel. City|Space.
"Tiny Truth" Micro-essays (as @anikawriter). Creative Nonfiction. (various issues 2012-2015).
What Didn't Happen. Redux: A Literary Journal. (2014, May 19).
The Chase. Hippocampus Magazine. (2013, Oct. 1).
What goes in a package to my father in Colombia. Monkeybicycle. (2013, June 24).
Frozen Concentrate. Literary Mama. (2013, May 11).
Recording the Stars. Kalyani Magazine, 2. (2013, May).
Catch and Release. Grey Sparrow Journal. (2013, Winter). p. 17-24.
Driving Lessons. METRO Magazine, p. 46. (2012, July).
The Ten Commandments of Pointless Office Meetings. McSweeney's Internet Tendency.(2012, May 10).
Road Block. The Smoking Poet, 20. (2011, Fall/Winter).
Echo of a Fall. Hippocampus Magazine (Remember in November Contest Honorable Mention and Pushcart nominations). (2011, November).
Playing Poohstocks. Hippocampus Magazine. (2011, September).
Multiplying Fractions. 5x5 Literary Magazine, p.18-19. (2011, Spring).
What Didn't Happen. Dos Passos Review, 7 (2). p. 30-34. (2011).
Eating Crepes in Colombia. In Let Them Eat Crepes. St. Paul: Lulu. (2010).
Magical Realism for Non-Believers. Minnetonka Review, 6.(2010).
The Falls. Midway Journal, 4(5). (June 2010).
Better Wall Than a Window. Colere: A Journal of Cultural Exploration, p. 39. (2010).
Tourists. Salome Magazine. (2010).
Impressionist. Frostwriting, 3. (2009).
Families Have a Mom and a Dad. (second place for creative nonfiction). The Talking Stick, 18. (2009).
Boys at Play. apt: an online literary journal, 17. (2008).