Rachel Yoder

Iowa City, IA

Author's Bio

Rachel Yoder grew up in an intentional Mennonite community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio and now lives in Iowa City with her husband and son. She and Mark Polanzak are the founding editors of draft: the journal of process, a literary journal that features first and final drafts of stories, poems, and essays, along with author interviews about the creative process. Rachel also hosts The Fail Safe, an interview podcast that explores how today’s most successful writers grapple with and learn from creative failure.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Best of the Web 2010
(Dzanc Books, 2010)
, The Rumpus Women: Personal Essays by Women (Vol. 1)
(The Rumpus Paper Internets, 2010)
Journals: 
Action Yes, Artifice, Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blue Mesa Review, Cimarron Review, Everyday Genius, Flashquake, Forklift, Ohio, Fugue, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Juked, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Necessary Fiction, Nerve, New York Times, Opium Magazine, Pank, Quick Fiction, Revolver, Story Quarterly, Sun Magazine, Superstition Review, The American Reader, The Collagist, The Normal School, The Rumpus, The Southern Review, Wag's Revue, Wigleaf, Word Riot
Prizes Won: 
Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Missouri Review Editors' Prize in Fiction, Missouri Review Audio Contest

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
OH
Raised in: 
Coshocton, OH
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Last updated: Jun 14, 2017