is the author of the novel SELF PORTRAIT WITH BOY, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction's 2018 First Novel Prize, and which was recently optioned for feature film development by Topic Studios. Rachel’s short work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Longreads, Joyland, Electric Literature, and other publications. Cofounder of the monthly reading series Ditmas Lit in her native Brooklyn, she has taught/will teach for the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, Slice Literary, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, 24PearlStreet (The Fine Arts Work Center), and elsewhere. She is the 2019 Judge and Mentor for the Epiphany Magazine Breakout 8 Prize.
Representation: Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at De Fiore Literary.