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Rachel Yoder

Author's Bio

Rachel Yoder edits draft: the journal of process, a publication that features first and final drafts of stories, essays, and poetry along with author interviews (draftjournal.com). She earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona and an MFA in creative nonfiction from The University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. More at racheljyoder.com.

Publications and Prizes

Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc Books, 2010), The Rumpus Women: Personal Essays by Women (Vol. 1) (The Rumpus Paper Internets, 2010)
Action Yes, Artifice, Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blue Mesa Review, Cimarron Review, Everyday Genius, flashquake, Forklift, Ohio, Fugue, Hobart, Juked, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Necessary Fiction, Nerve, New York Times, Opium Magazine, Pank, Quick Fiction, Revolver, Sun Magazine, Superstition Review, The American Reader, The Collagist, The Rumpus, Wag's Revue, Wigleaf, Word Riot
Nelson Algren Runner-Up, Missouri Review Editors' Prize in Fiction, Missouri Review Audio Contest

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Favorite Books:
Jesus' Son (Johnson), For The Time Being (Dillard), Play It As It Lays (Didion), Disgrace (Coetzee), Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name (Vida), Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (Flynn), The Most Of It (Ruefle), Big World (Miller), The Lover (Duras), The Garden of Eden (Hemingway), Duplex (Davis)

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2014

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Born in:
North Canton, OH
Raised in:
Coshocton, OH

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