M. M. De Voe has won awards, mention, or been shortlisted for the following awards: 

  • 2020 Pushcart nomination for short fiction
  • Included in 2020 Shirley Jackson Award-winning anthology
  • Included in 2020 Bram Stoker Award-nominated anthology
  • Spring 2016 #AWPPoem Haiku Contest winner
  • 2014 #NYCPoetweet winner 
  • 2013 Bridport Prize (shortlisted: top 100 of 5800 entries)
  • The Wake, five-word poetry contest (2012, winner)
  • Carve Magazine Fiction contest (2011, short story, finalist)
  • 2010 NMW short-short fiction award (first prize, $500)
  • The Campaign for Real Fear (2010, one of 20 winners)
  • 2009 Literal Latte Short-Short Fiction Contest (first prize, $1,000)
  • 2009 Wordstock Short Fiction Award (top ten anthologized)
  • 2008 Eric Hoffer Award for Best New Writing (short story, finalist)
  • Sojourn's 2007 Editor's Choice Award (Work in Fiction, winner)
  • Best of the First Line 2006 (short story, winner)
  • The 2004 Dana Awards (unpublished novel, top ten shortlist)
  • The 2004 Bellwether Prize (unpublished novel, honorable mention)
  • Fish Publishing’s 2003 Short Story Prize (short list)
  • H. E. Francis Short Story Competition 2002 (finalist)
  • Phoebe’s 2001 Short Story Contest (second prize)
  • PRISM: international 1999 Short Fiction Competition (honorable mention)
  •’s 1998 Annual Poetry Contest (second prize)
  • The 1997 Raymond Carver Short Fiction Competition (second prize)
  • The Lyric’s 1990 National Poetry Contest (first prize, $1,000)

Additionally her fiction has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, as well as Best of the Net and Best of the Web short fiction prizes.

She won the inaugural Regina Russo Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland in June 1999, and won Sigma Tau Delta's Alpha-Alpha chapter's inaugural Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2014. 

De Voe is also the recipient of the following fellowships and grants:

  • 2020 Creative Engagement Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons
  • 2019 NYSCA Literature Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons
  • 2017 Creative Engagement Grant (for Pen Parentis Literary Salons
  • 2012 The Fund for Creative Communities (for her work with Pen Parentis)
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (for her work with Pen Parentis)
  • Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grants for Gay-Positive Historical Fiction 
  • Fiction Fellowship: Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Columbia Writing Fellowship