Quarrels winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize 2019
Quarrels shortlisted for Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize 2019
Huber Evans Non-Fiction Prize, BC Book Prizes. Winner for In The Slender Margin. 2015
Nine Bouquets for Nine Sailors shortlisted for Prism International Nonfiction prize. 2013
Nine Bouquets for Nine Sailors finalist Connie Rooke Creative Nonfiction prize Malahat Review. 2012
The Secret Signature of Things shortlisted for the 2011 Acorn-Plantos Award.
Intimate Strangers. Winner Best Article. Western Magazine Award: Gold Award. B.C./Yukon. 2011
P.K. Page Founder’s Award 2010. Malahat Review.
CBC Literary Awards shortlist for creative nonfiction 2010.
The Secret Signature of Things nominated for the 2010 Victoria Butler Brothers Book Prize.
Malahat Review. Winner: Creative nonfiction contest 2010.
B.C. Book Prize. The Secret Signature of Things nominated for The Dorothy Livesay Award 2010
Intimate Strangers nominated for the National Book Award. 2010. Honorable mention in essay category.
Creative nonfiction Collective 2010 Reader’s Choice Award winner.
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest 2009. Second prize. The Antigonish Review
Poetry in Transit. Poem chosen (Questions) 2009
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest 2007. Second prize. The Antigonish Review
B.C. Book Prize. The Startled Heart nominated for The Dorothy Livesay Award. 2005
Poetry in Transit. Poem chosen 2005
Malahat Review: Six poems nominated by Malahat for National Magazine Award. 2003
Marjorie Peters Creative Writing Award. Camosun College. 1997