Selected Awards & Recognition

“The End of the Tunnel” received a Pushcart Prize for Memoir, 2000.

Scholarly Book Services named Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge a Best Bet for Fall/Winter 2011.

Nancy received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 2007.

“Threads” was listed as a Notable Work of 2011 in Best American Nonrequired Reading

The following were listed in Best American Essays:

  • “Threads,” a Notable Essay of 2011
  • “Still Dancing,” a Notable Essay of 2009
  • “Running Away from Home,” a Notable Essay of 2008
  • “The End of the Tunnel,” a Notable Essay of 1999
  • “Hanging On,” a Notable Essay of 1998

Prairie Schooner

  • “In Another Tongue” received the Jane Geske Award, 2003.
  • “End of the Tunnel” received a Reader’s Choice Award, 2000.

McCabe’s fiction

  • received an honorable mention Dana Award for the Novel, 1997.
  • was a semi-finalist for:
       –James Jones Novel-in-Progress Contest, 1997.
       –Heekin Group Foundation Novel-in-Progress Fellowships, 1993.
       –Redbook National Fiction Contest, 1988.