Since 1993, Beverly has won seven first-place awards in poetry and one first-place award in translation, received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and placed in eleven additional competitions. First-place awards include the following:
- “Best of Submission,” Sojourn: A Journal of the Arts, University of Texas, at Dallas, Fall 2005.
- Three-Time winner of Prix CODOFIL en poésie, a competition for Francophone poets and a category at the Deep South Writers Conference, University of Louisiana, at Lafayette, 1998, 1997, and 1996.
- First-Place Winner, Poetry Division, The Dexter Review, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995.
- Hackney Literary Award for Poetry, Writing Today Conference, Birmingham Southern, Birmingham, AL, 1994.
- Grand Prize in Superior Images Literary Competition, an Upper Peninsula competition sponsored by The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, 1994.