Rachel Yoder

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
The Rumpus Women: Personal Essays by Women (Vol. 1) (The Rumpus Paper Internets, 2010)
Journals:
Artifice
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Barrelhouse
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Bat City Review
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Everyday Genius
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Forklift, Ohio
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Juked
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Necessary Fiction
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Nerve
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New York Times
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Opium Magazine
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Pank
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The American Reader
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Wag's Revue
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Fiction

Anthology:
Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc Books, 2010)
Journals:
Action Yes
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flashquake
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Hobart
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Kenyon Review
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Quick Fiction
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Sun Magazine
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Word Riot
Prizes won: 

Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Missouri Review Editors' Prize in Fiction, Missouri Review Audio Contest

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Coshocton, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Jun 14, 2017