In 2019, Richard was awarded the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Howard O’Hagan Award for best short story. In 2017, Richard had two stories as finalists for a National Magazine Award, one of which went on to win. His fiction has been nominated or won awards from PRISM and The Malahat Review

Richard has recently published fiction in Geist, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and Grain among others.