SwearingenRachel Swearingen’s fiction has appeared in VICEThe Missouri Review, Kenyon ReviewAgniAmerican Short Fiction, and elsewhere. Her story collection, How to Walk on Water and Other Stories, winner of the 2018 New American Press Fiction Prize, will be published in 2020.

She is the recipient of the 2015 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the 2011 Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (BA) and Western Michigan University (PhD-Creative Writing), she teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.