Richard was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Best New Writer in Canada, the Canadian Authors Association’s Emerging Writer Award, and The Folio Award’s Best Single Article in a Consumer Magazine––all of which he lost to more worthy candidates. He has, however, been more successful with contests from Subterrain, PRISM, and Event

Having won a National Magazine for One-of-a-Kind Essay and been a finalist for two others, Richard’s nonfiction has appeared in Canadian Notes and Queries, Reader’s Digest, and Best Canadian Essays, 2016 among others