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Rachel’s writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Jezebel, Slackjaw, Ninth Letter, Virginia Quarterly Review, Pank, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and currently lives in Georgia.

Literary Representation:

  • Jin Auh, The Wylie Agency (New York)

  • Varun Monga, Equitable MGMT (Los Angeles)

  • Jeff Portnoy, Bellevue Productions (Los Angeles)



We’re Pleased To Offer Your Brand The Opportunity To Align With Jesse’s Momentous Gallbladder Removal,Slackjaw

We’re Sorry We Failed to Deliver Nude Photos of Arthur Miller,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Five Moms Share Fertility Tricks That Actually Worked!McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Rejected Book Titles,” The Offing, recurring series

@thereal_saintfrancis_”, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, recurring column

The Secret Diary of David Duchovny,” The Hairpin

An Open Letter to People Who Google and Subsequently Contact Rachel Farrell,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

The History of Calling Women Crazy,” episode one of an info-comedy web series produced by Refinery29


“On ‘Outside Is the Ocean’: An Interview with Matthew Lansburgh,” MQR Online

“On ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’: An Interview with Nicholas Delbanco,” MQR Online

“Say Something Nice About Me: An Interview with Sara Schaff,” MQR Online

“On ‘Flock Together’: An Interview with B.J. Hollars,” MQR Online

“Rock n’ Roll Time Travel: An Interview with Mo Daviau,” MQR Online

“On Service: An Interview with Bruce Lack,” MQR Online

“On Memory and Mind-Swipes: An Interview with Robert James Russell,” MQR Online


The Hippocampground of Your Sweet, Young Life,” Jezebel

I Was Right-Wing Until I Was Repulsed,” Jezebel

Renovation,” Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 92:1

“On Going Home,” MQR Online

“Ted White,” 6 persona poems, Ninth Letter, Vol. 9:2

“On the Genesis of Ted White,” Ninth Letter, Vol. 9:2

The Lightning Room with Rachel Farrell,” Pank

Jean-Louise Is Not Really Interested,” Pank


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