2018 Peden Prize winner for the best story published in the Missouri Review in 2017

2018 Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason Award Winner in Fiction

2017 Gell Residency for Writers with Young Children Award Winner 

2016 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation's National Artist Fellow 

2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research

2016 Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipient

2012-2013 Dobie Paisano Fellow – sponsored by the Graduate School at the University of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters

2012 Voted a “Favorite Professor” by CWI student newspaper

2006 George Mason's Narrative Thesis Fellowship, including full tuition waiver and stipend.

2006 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award for Nonfiction

2005 Dan Rudy Award for Fiction

out and about

Interview in the The Missouri Review

Interview in the Cherokee Phoenix

Interview with Michael Noll of Read to Write Stories

"How to Avoid the Mirror in Character Descriptions," Craft Exercise Based on "You Will Miss Me When I Burn"

Interview with Michael Noll of Read to Write Stories

"How to Describe a Character," Craft Exercise Based on "Walking Stick" 

A Huffington Post Craft Feature that includes "Walking Stick" 

Interview with Tara Laskowski for Smokelong Quarterly