2018 Dream Up Festival, On The Street Where We Live,  a one-act play by Robin Martin and Kelly Fordon.

2016 Eric Hoffer Prize for the Chapbook and Grand Prize Shortlist, The Witness.

2015 IPPY Bronze Medalist in the Short Story Category, Garden for the Blind.

2015 Midwest Book Award, finalist, Garden for the Blind

2015 Michigan Notable Book, Garden for the Blind.

2015 Foreword Review Indiefab Finalist, for Garden for the Blind.

Writers in Paradise, Scholarship, 2016.

Aspen Summer Words, Scholarship, 2013 and 2014

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, ArtSlant, Shortlist, 2014

The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, A Small Bridge Matter Press, 2014

AWP Poetry Quickie Contest, Redivider, Winner, 2014

Carolina Wren Poetry Prize, Wonderland, Finalist 2014

Fish International Short Fiction ContestFortune's Daughter, Shortlist, 2014

Tuscany Prize, Finalist, 2012

James Jones First Novel, Semi-Finalist, 2012

Anam Cara Poetry Competition, Train, Finalist, 2012

Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, On The Street Where We Live, Winner, February 2012.

Tiferet Journal Fiction Competition, Garden for the Blind, Honorable Mention, 2011

The Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, National Finalist, Fall 2011

Kathryn Handley Prose Poem Prize, Eleanor on the Playground, Third Place, Soul-Making Literary Competition, National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Bay Area Branch, 2010