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Gyroscope Review nominated "The Soul, Complete with Claws and Tail" for a 2022 Pushcart Prize.

Poetry manuscript Black Forest was a finalist for the 2021 Barrow Street Book Prize.

Arkana nominated "The Coming of the Yamnaya" for a 2022 Best of the Net and a 2021 Pushcart Prize. The poem also received the Arkana Issue 11 Editor's Choice Award.

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.

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