Rachel Furey

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Rachel Furey grew up in upstate NY and received her BS from SUNY Brockport. She earned her MFA from Southern Illinois University and her PhD from Texas Tech. She is an Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University. Her work has appeared in journals such as One Teen Story, Crab Orchard Review, Cicada, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Women’s Basketball Magazine, and Chautauqua.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
American Fiction, Volume 12 (New Rivers Press, 2012)
,
Calliope (Women Who Write, 2009)
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XX Eccentric (Main Street Rag, 2009)
Prizes won: 

2015 Katherine Paterson Prize, 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Award (Yemassee), 2010 Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award (Crab Orchard Review), 2009 Wabash Prize for Fiction (Sycamore Review), First place in Press 53’s creative nonfiction category of the 2008 Open Awards writing contests

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Norwich
Raised in: 
Smyrna, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 09, 2017