Awards & Publications


Silent Impacts,” Colorado Review, Spring 2017 (print only)

Wallpaper Eulogy,” DIAGRAM

“Goose Farm,” Mid-American Review, Volume XXXVI, Number 2, 2016  (print only)


Finding Neutrinos,” Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, 2016  *Nominated for Best of the Net 2016

My Boy-Infested Neighborhood (1964-1977),” Split Lip Magazine

“Empires,” featured in the anthology, “Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America.” (print only)


Liner Notes from Detroit,” Pidgeonholes

“The Saints and Sinners of St. Pius X,” Puerto del Sol (print only)

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Word Search,” jmww journal

The Erratic Flight Patterns of Bats,” The Adroit Journal

Gravitational Waves,” Jellyfish Review

“Save us from Extinction,” forthcoming in WhiskeyPaper, October 2017

“Returning to Karakong,” forthcoming in December 2017 Bath Flash Fiction Anthology *Shortlisted for Bath Flash Fiction Prize

“Plan B,”  forthcoming in Fiction Southeast, January 2018

Re-Pete,” Wigleaf

Born Again,” Lost Balloon *Nominated for Best of the Net 2017

Frat Party,” (b)OINK

The Circumference of Everything,” The Nottingham Review

What Remains,” The Airgonaut

Safety,” SmokeLong Quarterly

The Mathematics of Aunt Dolly,” Corium Magazine *Selected for Wigleaf’s 2016 Top 50 Longlist

House Rules,” Split Lip Magazine *Selected for Wigleaf’s 2016 Top 50 Longlist

The Art of a Covenant,” Zoetic Press, Alphanumeric

Adopting Mercy,” Bartleby Snopes *Nominated for Best of the Net 2016

Darby, Nightfall,” Boston Literary Magazine

Lunar Facts,” Necessary Fiction

“The Constant Nature of Toxicity,” The EEEL by tNY.Press

DJ’s Addictions,” The Conium Review   *Selected for Wigleaf’s 2015 Top 50 Longlist


SmokeLong Quarterly, Finalist for 2016 Kathy Fish Fellowship

Martindale Literary Award

AWP Introduction to Journals Project Contest, winner for Creative Nonfiction


Smoke and Mirrors, An Interview with Michele Finn Johnson for SmokeLong Quarterly


Ploughshares Blog, “The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag this Week: “Lunar Facts” by Michele Finn Johnson.”

Born Again,” nominated by Lost Balloon for Best of the Net 2017

Finding Neutrinos,” nominated by Flyway Journal for Best of the Net 2016

Adopting Mercy,” nominated by Bartleby Snopes for Best of the Net 2016

The Mathematics of Aunt Dolly,” selected for Wigleaf’s 2016 Top 50 Longlist

House Rules,” selected for Wigleaf’s 2016 Top 50 Longlist

DJ’s Addictions” selected for Wigleaf’s 2015 Top 50 Longlist

Nice write up in Short Fiction Fix Blog: How to Keep a Boy