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Rachel Yoder

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. Her debut fiction collection, Infinite Things All At Once, is forthcoming from Curbside Splendor Publishing in Summer 2017. 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

Infinite Things All At Once (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2017)
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, 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
Nelson Algren Runner-Up, Missouri Review Editors' Prize in Fiction, Missouri Review Audio Contest

Rachel Yoder Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula le Guin, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
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: November 13, 2016

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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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