About Sara

 Hello & welcome!

I’m Sara Rauch, an author, editor, book reviewer, writing coach, and teacher based in Western Massachusetts.

A bit about my writing

My debut short story collection, What Shines from It, is forthcoming.

My prose has appeared in several literary magazines, including Split Lip, Gravel, So to Speak, WomenArts Quarterly, Hobart, and Luna Luna, as well as in the anthologies Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press, 2010), Best Lesbian Romance 2014 (Cleis Press), and She’s Lost Control (Post Mortem Press).

A bit about the work I do

A long-time book reviewer for Lambda Literary Review, I’ve also written reviews and author profiles for Bitch Media, WBUR, Bust, Curve Magazine, The Rumpus, The Establishment, and more.

Way back forever ago, in my idealistic 20s, I took a job for an independent book publisher, and despite all the warnings that “no one reads anymore," my career has been built on stories.  I’ve worked as an independent editor for over a decade, and as a writing coach for the past few years. I founded and edited the (now-closed) literary magazine Cactus Heart. I hold an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University and I teach at Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop.

What’s next?

I’m currently taking on new editing and coaching clients! And review copies of new books are always welcome, so if you’ve got something you want me to see, drop me a line.

As for my own writing, I’m headlong into a novel, with a collection of lyric essays simmering on the side.

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