about Rae

Rae Stringfield (she/her) holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University, where she served as Fiction Editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. While at Iowa State, Rae taught courses in creative writing, rhetoric and critical thinking (subtitle: "Death & Other Important Conversations"), and two honors courses: “LGBTQ+ Representation in Film, Lit, & Pop Culture” and “Butt Dials & Booty Calls: Sex, Sexuality, and Relationships in the Digital Age.”

Rae grew up in the Tennessee Valley, where her first introduction to storytelling was her father’s tales of his childhood in small-town Appalachia. She obtained her undergraduate education at University of Tennessee, where she developed her adoration for short fiction while serving as Editor of the undergraduate literary magazine Phoenix.

Rae is a fiction writer, an avid reader, a freelance editorial consultant, and an Assistant Fiction Editor for Newfound. When she is not writing, Rae can often be found playing with her dog, Gavin, or working on her quarantine project—renovating her 1993 Fleetwood Jamboree.

Rae's short story "Bird" recently won 1st place in NYC Midnight's 2020 Short Story Challenge, and she is currently at work on her first novel.