October 2008

NY, NY (Alumni) – Rachel was born and raised in Philadelphia; BA, Johns Hopkins, 1990, MFA, University of Maryland, 1995. Freelance copyeditor, segueing back to Philly after 10 years in New York City. Before that, time in Central Europe. Have had stories in Ploughshares, One Story, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Subtropics, Atlantic Unbound, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Quarterly,and read on the BBC World Service’s Short Story; have had essays in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and read on NPR’s Anthem. Entries in The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney’s Books, 2004). Previous colonies in reverse chronological order: Djerassi, Wurlitzer, Millay, Vermont Studio Center.

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