o 8th Annual Poetry Competition (2013), for "Ragtime"
o 2012 Chapbook Competition, for Watered Colors
American Independent Writers: Annual prize for best published poem, for:
o "Dead Weight" (2008)
o "Silences: Dinner at the Hotel Adlon, 1936" (2003).
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), best feature piece in university alumni magazine, for:
o "View From the High Country" (Pennsylvania Gazette, Dec. 1995)
o "White Russian" (Penn. Gazette, Nov. 1994)
o "The Roads to Grayevo" (Penn. Gazette, Dec.1987)
o "The Washington Senator Who Doesn't Play Ball: Arlen Specter" (Penn. Gazette, Oct. 1984)
o "The Commissioner: SEC Member Barbara Thomas" (Penn. Gazette, May 1982)