The editors at J Journal nominate John's short story
"The Overdose" for the 2015 Pushcart Prize.
The story "Sex, Drugs, and Laura Ashley" wins an honorable mention in The Avalon Literary Review's Spring 2014 contest.
Glimmer Train shortlists "The Curious Incident of the Grapefruit Juice in the Morning-Time" for its 2013 Family Matters contest.
John's first piece of published fiction: The Round Up Zine runs his short story "Meat-Cute" in its inaugural edition.