Rae Bryant

Fiction Writer

Middletown, MD

Author's Bio

Rae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, released from Patasola Press, NY, in June 2011 and has been nominated for the Pen Hemingway and Pushcart awards. Ben Loory says: “Reading Rae Bryant can be a harrowing experience… like drowning in a lake of silver lights.” Frederick Barthelme says: “Rae Bryant’s stories yank at you over and over… Is it necessary? Absolutely.” Her stories have appeared or are soon forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review), Gargoyle Magazine, Opium Magazine, and PANK, among other publications. She writes essays and reviews for such places as Puerto del Sol, The Nervous Breakdown, Portland Book Review, and Beatrice.com. Rae has received Fellowships from the VCCA and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Masters in Writing. In summer 2011, she attended the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where she studied with Alice McDermott, and the JHU Conference on Craft in Florence, Italy as a JHU Fellow, where she studied with and assisted Jill McCorkle. She teaches multimedia and creative writing in The Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Writing program and is editor in chief of the program’s new literary and arts journal, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.

Publications & Prizes

Grace and Gravity (Paycock Press, 2012)
A cappella Zoo
Bartleby Snopes
Caper Literary Journal
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency
Menda City Review
Mississippi Review
Opium Magazine
Pear Noir!
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The Foliate Oak Online Literary Magazine
Weave Magazine
Word Riot
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Editor nominated for the 2012 Pen/Hemingway and Pushcart. Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition (Honorable Mention) 2010, Bartleby Snopes Contest (Second Place) February 2010, StorySouth’s Million Writers Award (Editor Nominated) 2009, Whidbey Writers’ Student Choice Contest (First Place) July 2008

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Last update: Mar 09, 2018