The Baklanov Equations: Fred’s short story collection The Baklanov Equations was a finalist in The Digging Press Chapbook 2019 contest.

2016 Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition
“A Killer App,” to be published in the contest anthology in July 2017.

2016 J.F. Powers Contest, Honorary Mention
“The Reliquary of Charles Spears” published in Dappled Things.

2015 Aestas Contest, Honorary Mention
“How Do You Know”

2013 Rosebud Contest, Honorary Mention
“The Sirens of La Jolla,” published in Issue 57.

WordPlay 3rd Quarter Writing Contest Winner, 2010

$10,000 Ohio Arts Council Individual Achievement Award, 2009
“The Reincarnation of Horlach Spencer,” published in Issue 37 of Harvard Review (Spring 2010).

Winning Writers Most Highly Commended, 2009
“The Pennington Scarabs”
Read this story here.

Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards First Place, 2008
Horror Category for “Look at the Dead Person.”

St. Lawrence Award 2007
The Butterfly Collector, an anthology of 15 stories.

Winning Writers First Place, 2004
“Watching Time”

Humboldt State University’s Raymond Carver Award, 2003
“The Butterfly Collector”