Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
Marcy Rae's chapbook Petrichor won the 2023 Open Country Chapbook Prize. Her poetry will be featured in the 2023 Best New Poets anthology. It has received a Pushcart Prize nomination, was a finalist in River Styx's International Poetry Contest, a finalist in Puerto del Sol's annual poetry contest, longlisted for the Disquiet Literary Prize and received Honorable Mention in the New Millennium Writing Awards. Her fiction received 1st place in Suburbia's 2021 Novel Excerpt Contest and was selected as a finalist in Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Competition, a semi-finalist in the American Short(er) Fiction Contest and longlisted for the Irish Fish Flash Fiction Contest. Her nonfiction was chosen as a semi-finalist in Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Competition and shortlisted for Fish’s Memoir Prize.
Other awards include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant. Residencies include Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy and The Chicago Cultural Center.