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2020

  • The Anton Chekhov Very Short Fiction Prize
  • The Blackwell Prize

2019

  • Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award

2018

  • The PEN/MALAMUD Award For Excellence in the Short Story
  • The Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award
  • Best Book Award, Literary Fiction Category
  • Best Book Award, Fiction: Short Story Category
  • National Indie Excellence Award, Short Story Category

2017

  • The Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Fiction
  • The International Latino Book Award
  • National Silver Medal IPPY Award in Northeast Fiction

2016

  • Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award
  • The International Latino Book Award
  • The Royal Palm Literary Award in Literary Fiction
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidents Book Award, Gold Medal in Short Fiction
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidents Book Award, Gold Medal in Literary Fiction
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidents Book Award, Silver Medal in General Fiction
  • National Silver Medal IPPY Award in Multicultural Fiction Category
  • International Book Award in Literary Fiction Category
  • USA Best Book Award in African American Fiction Category

2015

  • Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Award
  • Elixir Press Award in Fiction
  • First Horizon Award
  • Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award

2013

  • Prairie Schooner Book Series Prize
  • Lamar York Prize for Fiction

2012

  • Crazyhorse Editor’s Prize for Fiction

2010

  • Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

2009

  • Schlafly Micro-brew Micro Fiction Award
  • Danahy Fiction Prize

2006

  • Jack Dyer Award in Fiction

2004

  • William Richey Prize in Fiction

2002

  • Celebration of Black Writing Fiction Prize
  • Potpourri Short-short Fiction Prize