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the missing

It is 1890, and London has secrets. For sixteen-year-old Will Winchester, the safety of his own secrets rests one atop the other. Hiding his gender queerness is important. But so is hiding the ghostly voices of the Missing, which Will hears when no one else can — until the Spiritualist Black Cross Order of Occult Occurrences wants him in their service to keep peace between London’s living and dead.

2018 month 9 books, with holloway literary


Nominated for the Walter Dean Myers Award 2018 and requested submission by ALA/GLBTRT Stonewall Youth Subcommittee.


“Reprise: Persephone Before the Underworld”

Winner of the 2022 F(r)iction Spring Creative Nonfiction Contest

“How We See” | Columbia Journal Spring Contest 2021 prize

“In the Pines” YA Novel | 2020 First Pages Prize Short List

“The Mourning Club” | F(r)iction Series 
Winner of the Anspaugh Fiction Award 2019

Best American Short Stories 2020 Nominee

“Death on Vacation” | Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11


“Ekphora (or, Telemachus Dreams of Funerals)”

Winner of the 2022 F(r)iction Spring Poetry Contest

“In Which Telemachus Realizes the More He Thinks About a Life Without His Father, the Less of his Life Without a Father He Lives” & “Achilles, Singing”

2022 F(r)iction Spring Poetry Contest finalist 


“In Which Telemachus, Arriving in Sparta with His Boyfriend, Drunk Cries Himself to Sleep,” “In Sicily the Gods Bring Figs in July,” & “There's Nothing Like a Florida Sunset

Palette Poetry 2021 Emerging Poet Long List

“Patroclus Comes Home,” “Sappho 26,” & “The Excavation of Telemachus

The 2020 Frontier OPEN Long List

Boys From the Exclusion Zone

Post Journal Online


Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10, F(r)iction Series Vol. 10
Pushcart Prize nominee


“Persephone Before the Underworld”

Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11, Obsidian 43.2
Winner of the 2017 Bettye Newman Poetry Award, 43rd New Millennium Writings finalist


“N 36th & Fremont Ave”

CatheXis Northwest Press


“Hansel & Gretel On a Day Trip”

Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10, F(r)iction Series Vol. 10


“In No Particular Order, a Series of Sleepless Nights”

Thread Literary Journal Vol. 10, F(r)iction Series Vol. 10


“New Jersey, 1999”

Thread Literary Journal Vol. 11  


“Paper Birds”

Winner of the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize 2019


“Persephone: Spring Comes”

Winner of the 2020 Bettye, Esther, and Dorothy Newman Poetry Award


“Tag Yourself: Pathetic Aesthetics & Writing Image”

2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Arizona State University

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