West Trade Review nominated the poem "This Is How" for Best of the Net 2021.

Poetry book manuscript German-American  was a finalist for The Word Works 2021 Washington Prize.


"Our Lady of the Chronicles" received 1st place in Fixed Forms, and "Flyology" 1st place in Science & Technology in 2021 from California Federation of Chaparral Poets. Both are published in Fierce Light.


Linda Scheller received the Stanislaus County Commission for Women's 2021 Outstanding Women of Stanislaus County Award for "exemplary service to our community."


"The Ballad of Dr. James Barry" earned 2nd place, and "Hill Top" placed 3rd in the Catherine Cushman Leach Poetry Award, NLAPW Biennial Letters Competition 2020. Both poems appear in Fierce Light, published by FutureCycle Press.