I am the author of the short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals. Stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in print and online at North American Review, The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, McSweeney’s, DIAGRAM and more. My work has shortlisted and won prizes, scholarship and fellowships from Johns Hopkins, American University, Aspen Writers Foundation, VCCA, Whidbey Writers, Bartleby Snopes, CRAFT, Torch Prize and Curt Johnson Prizes. My work has been nominated for the Pen/Hemingway, Pen Emerging Writers, &NOW Award, Lorian Hemingway, and Pushcart. I earned an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. I am an adjunct creative writing professor. My novel manuscript is represented by Jennifer Carlson with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner.
As a working writer, editor and teacher of craft, I offer to you experience on both sides of the writing, submissions and publishing processes. Together, we will focus on your authentic voice and unique craft approach as much the revision process, focuses that will identify your talents and develop your needs as a writer in service to your current and future manuscripts. We will consider craft guides and resources to add to your library. We will chat on the phone where you will take the lead and ask questions about manuscript edits, the query process, submissions process and more. It is deeply gratifying to share my words with the world, yes, but it is as deeply gratifying to support and mentor authentic and diverse voices with stories that must be told. It is what drives us as writers, the story, and it would be an honor to support yours. I look forward to talking with you about your writing project. All my best, Rae
- Hugo Award, Editorial Staff
- Torch Prize
- Politics & Prose Review Pick of the Week, Review of George Saunders’ Tenth of December (Random House)
- Curt Johnson Award
- Bartleby Snopes Short Story Contest
- M. A. in Writing, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
- M.F.A in Writing, American University, 2019
Johns Hopkins University
Creative writing professor for graduate and undergraduate writing students — fiction, creative nonfiction, new media, poetry and publishing. I also also working with young adult voices.
Author of The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals (Patasola Press, NYC), a short story collection nominated for the Pen Hemingway, Pushcart and more.
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, MMP
Eckleburg is literary and arts journal including original content from award-winning authors and poets — Rick Moody, Cris Mazza, Steve Almond, Stephen Dixon, Moira Egan, David Wagoner, actor/comedian, Zach Galifianakis, and more. "The most exciting and adventurous and gutsiest new magazine I’ve seen in years.” — Stephen Dixon. "Refreshing… edgy… classic… compelling." — Flavorwire. "Eclectic selection of work from both emerging and established writers….” The Washington Post.
Creative writing professor for undergraduate writing students—fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry.
The Paris Review
The Huffington Post
The Missouri Review
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