2021 Recipient of the “My Time” Fellowship for Parents from the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

Rediscovering Home: A Conversation with DW McKinneyShenandoah Literary

Meet DW McKinney, Columns Senior EditorRaising Mothers

2021 Best American Essays nomination — JMWW Journal

2021 Pushcart Prize nominations — JMWW Journal, Granada: Literary Magazine, and The New Southern Fugitives

2021 Best Microfiction nomination — wigleaf

2020 Finalist, Remember in November Contest in Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus MagazineI’ll Be Seeing You: A Black Woman Travels in 2017

2020 Writer-in-Residence with Juniper Editing & Creative

2020 Fiction Web Residency with The New Southern Fugitives

The 10 Most Popular Narratively Stories of 2019 — My Secret Life as a Mysterious Multimillionaire’s Personal Assistant

2020 Best of the Net Nominations — The Hellebore and Linden Avenue Literary Journal

Essay recommended by The Unglossed Podcast in episode: “Balance”, September 25, 2019

2019 First Place, Boston Accent Lit’s ‘Wicked Short’ Nonfiction Contest — In the Drink

2018 Hellebore Scholarship Award Creative Nonfiction Honoree — Bitter Grief