Lizzi has received several awards for her writing, including:

First Place in the 2021 Chanticleer short fiction contest for an earlier draft of her short historical novel Meager Mercies (under a different title).

Shortlisted for the 2016 Gertrude Warner Book Awards for Middle Grade Fiction for her novel manuscript, Ice Bear Island.

First Place in the 2016 Knut House Press Insanity Fiction Prize for her short story, “The Terrible Expression.”



  • Lizzi’s stage play, The Strawberry & the Kaiser was awarded a staged reading by The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Playing Around New Plays Festival (July 2008).
  • The following year, The Strawberry & the Kaiser was awarded a table reading by The Performance Network Fireside Festival of New Works (March 2009) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • That summer, The Strawberry & the Kaiser was also given a staged reading by MovingParts at an Irish pub in Paris, France. (June 2009) 


1998 Hopwood Award for Screenwriting.