Rachel Swearingen’s stories have appeared in VICE
, The Missouri Review
, Kenyon Review
, American Short Fiction
, and elsewhere. Her work has garnered several awards, including the 2015 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, a 2013 MacDowell Colony fellowship, a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the 2011 Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction. She has taught creative writing and American literature at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, and lives in Chicago.