"Jon Boilard's stories unfold with the narrative restraint and imagistic splendor of poetry. Spare and bittersweet and lovely." —Wendy Hagenmaier,
Editor, Zoetrope
"Jon Boilard's work is resonant and dark and very beautiful."Justin Jainchill,
Editor, Fugue Literary Journal
"I've long been a fan of Jon's stories. Every one is searing and intense. Time bombs with few ticks left. They leave me gasping."Po Bronson
Author, Why Do I Love These People

2012

Finalist
"A River Closely Watched" (MacAdam Cage/2012)
Northern California Book Award

2011

Special Mention
"Green Street Incidents"
Best Short Stories Pushcart Prize

Guest Reader
Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival
Cork, Ireland

2009

Finalist
"Sunset Badass"
Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Contest

Nominated
"Wrong Things"
Best of the Web Award

Guest Reader
Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival
Cork, Ireland

2008

Honorable Mention
"Darling Nikki"
Glimmer Train Fiction Contest

Guest Reader
Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival
Cork, Ireland

2007

Finalist
"Polk Street Incident"
H.E. Francis Literary Competition

Finalist
"La Playa"
Glimmer Train Open Fiction Award

Judge
Sean O'Faolain Short Story Contest

Editor
Southword Literary Journal

2006

Guest Reader
Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival
Cork, Ireland

2005

Guest Reader
Frank O'Connor Short Story Festival
Cork, Ireland

2004

Grand Prize
"The Good Kind"
Sean O'Faolain Short Story Contest

2003

Nominated
"Before Dying"
Best Short Stories Pushcart Prize

Second Place
"Mohawk Trail"
Berkeley Fiction Review's Short Story Contest

First Place
"Stillwater"
Thought Magazine's Short Fiction Contest

2002

First Place
"Disconnect"
Berkeley Fiction Review's Short Story Contest

1997

Honorable Mention
"Settright Road"
SF Bay Guardian's Fiction Contest