Rachel Mans McKenny
Novels, short fiction, essays, and humor
Rachel Mans McKenny was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, a YoungArts Scholar, and a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She received a degree in creative writing at Creighton University and an MA in literature from Iowa State University. She teaches composition and public speaking at Iowa State.
A Midwesterner born and raised, Rachel is a writer and humorist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and other outlets (full list of publications here). Her debut novel, The Butterfly Effect, is out from Alcove Press as of December 2020. She is represented by Veronica Park at Fuse Literary.
Rachel is an omnivorous and obsessive reader and reviews books on this blog (you can also find her @rachelm on Litsy). She a mom, is a decent cook, a passionate gardener, and pretty great at karaoke, specifically anything from Jagged Little Pill.