Awards & Nominations

What follows is a reverse chronological list of awards and nominations for Monica’s work in fiction and games. References, when available, are linked at the bottom of this page.


    “Scritch, Scratch” set in the Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition universe for World of Darkness was nominated for a 2021 Scribe Award for Best Short Story. The story was included in the HAUNTING SHADOWS anthology. (1)
    Monica’s GalleyCat Varney the Vampire Re-Mix entry took the Grand Prize in 2012. (2)
    HAUNTED: 13 Tales of Ghostly Horror won Best Anthology in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Awards.
    BURIED TALES OF PINEBOX, TEXAS won first place for 2009 best anthology in the annual Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Awards.
    “Promises, Promises” won first place in a submission contest for White Wolf Publishing. The story was then published in the 2007 Spring Edition of White Wolf Quarterly.
    “Prey” won an Honorable Mention through the MIRRORMASK 2005 fiction competition sponsored by (3)


Monica’s accolades in gaming are for games and non-fiction books covering topics in gaming. These awards and nominations include:

    The 2022 Level 1 Volume Three Anthology from 9th Level Games has been nominated for the Best Free Game/Product in the 2023 ENnie Awards. (4)
    Unknown Armies 3rd Edition, a new edition Monica contributed to, won the 2017 Silver ENnie for Best Production Values and was nominated for the 2017 Best Writing ENnie. (5)
    The Firefly RPG corebook was nominated for the Product of the Year and the Game of the Year in the 2015 ENnie Awards. (6)
    Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics won a Judge’s Spotlight Award in the 2015 ENnie Awards. (6)
    The Firefly RPG was nominated for Game of the Year in the 2015 Origins Awards. (7)
    UNFRAMED: the Art of Improvisation for Game Masters was nominated for two 2014 Golden Geek Awards, Best Supplement and Best Artwork & Presentation. (8)
    The Firefly RPG took 2nd Runner Up for Game of the Year 2014 in the Golden Geek Awards (9)
    The Escapist nominated the Firefly RPG for Game of the Year 2014. (10)
    Eclipse Phase: Rimward, a supplement Monica contributed to, was nominated for a 2013 Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement and a 2013 ENnies Award for Best Production Values. (11)
    FAMILY GAMES: the 100 BEST was a nominee in the category of Best Game-Related Publication in the 2011 Origins Awards. (12)

Other Awards, a horror and dark fantasy zine Monica has edited and contributed to won a Silver ENnie through the hobby games industry awards at GenCon: Indianapolis in 2008. (13)
    CHASING SHADOWS, a horror movie screenplay Monica co-wrote, placed as a finalist in the Shriekfest 2009 competition.


1. 2021 Scribe Award Nominees, June 14, 2021, Locus Magazine
2. GalleyCat Varney the Vampire Re-Mix Grand Prize Winner 2012
3. Mirrormask Competition Winners 2005, Honorable Mention
4. 2023 ENnie Award Nominees and Winners, 2023
5. 2017 ENnie Award Nominees and Winners, 2017
6. 2015 ENnie Award Nominees and Winners, 2015
7. 2015 Origins Award Nominees, 2015
8. 2014 Golden Geek Award Nominees, 2014
9. 2014 Golden Geek Award Nominees and Winners, 2014
10. The Escapist Award nominees, 2014
11. 2013 ENnie Award Nominees and Winners, 2013
12. 2011 Origins Award Nominees, 2011
13. 2008 ENnie Award Nominees and Winners, 2008

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