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2010 CPA Award

June 9, 2010


Bernadette McCarver Snyder and James Stephen Behrens’ A PLANET OF GRACE has won first place in the 2009 Catholic Press Association Award for Production and Design. From the CPA: “Magnificent is the only word we can use to describe the design and production of A Planet of Grace. Beautiful page design presents truly outstanding photography. […]

“Bangalore” wins honorary mention

May 18, 2010


My short story, “Bangalore,” won an honorary mention in the Common Review’s first annual Short Story Prize. You can read the winner in the current issue.

GREEN GOSPEL named finalist

November 3, 2008


My unpublished novel, GREEN GOSPEL, has been named a finalist in the 2007 Dana Awards. It was also named a semi-finalist in the 2008 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

CPA Award

June 3, 2008


James Stephen Behrens’ PORTRAITS OF GRACE has won the 2007 Catholic Press Association Award for Production and Design. Although I was editor on this project, all the credit goes to Father James and the designer, the unparalleled Patricia Lynch.

Midwest Book Award

May 24, 2007


Karen Skalitzky’s A RECIPE FOR HOPE has been given a merit award in the culture category by the 2006 Midwest Book Awards. I was the editor on the project, and I feel like a proud dad.

“No Wake Zone” named finalist

August 19, 2005


My short story, “No Wake Zone,” has been named a finalist in Glimmertrain’s 2005 Very Short Fiction Award Contest.

“Bluster and Balderdash” named winner of Stories on Stage

November 7, 2004


My short story, “Bluster and Balderdash,” has been named one of three winners of the 2004 Stories on Stage Short Story Competition sponsored by Chicago Public Radio.