Better American Poetry, 2017, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write,” “Wait for Me,” and “Fifty Minutes from New Delhi” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt

Omega Women’s Leadership Center offers Sweta a spot in their Juno Leadership Residency Program, 2017, US

Pushcart Prize, 2016, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt

Sweta is nominated for the prestigious Split The Rock Award, for her poem, “Working Girl,” for poetry and activism, 2016, US

Pushcart Prize, 2015, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Nickname and Nectar” from the collection Wet Silence

Sweta wins the International Poetry Award, 2015, UK

Sweta is accepted to the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 2014, US

Sweta is voted “One of the most influential Asians of our time” by Asian Fusion, 2014, US

 Pushcart Prize, 2013, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Superwoman” from the collection No Ocean Here

Brothel,” one of Sweta’s poems from her latest poetry collection, No Ocean Here, is selected to be a part of ArtWorks for Freedom, an anti-human trafficking benefit concert and campaign

Sweta is awarded the Joan Jakobson Scholarship, Fiction, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2013, US

Sweta’s poem “Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome” is selected to be a part of an AIDS awareness film: The Dawn

Indian Book Reviews votes Perfectly Untraditional as Best Read of the Month for March 2012

Sweta has been selected by the Queens Council on the Arts as a participant for the 2012 Build Your Own Business for Writers Program

Independent Literary Awards 2011, US, Short-listed, (Poetry collection), Beyond the Scent of Sorrow

Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors

Poem “Enough” was nominated for Best of the Net 2011 Nominations, 2011, US

Winner of the Azsacra International Poetry Award, 2011, Russia

Pushcart Prize, 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry Collection), Not All Birds Sing

Wesleyan Scholarship for the Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2011, Connecticut, US

Pushcart Prize, 2010, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors

Part scholarship for Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, 2010, San Francisco, US

Unisun Poetry Prize, 2010, India, Shortlist (English Poetry)