About Sara

Sara Rauch is an author, editor, and writing instructor based in Western Massachusetts. 

Sara’s debut short story collection, What Shines from It, won the Electric Book Award and was published by Alternating Current Press.

XO, her second book, an autobiographical essay investigating mythologies of romantic love, connections to the divine, & the death/rebirth cycle, was published in spring 2022 by Autofocus.

Her prose has appeared in several literary magazines, including Paranoid Tree, Paper Darts, Split Lip, Gravel, So to Speak, Hobart, and Luna Luna, as well as in the anthologies Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press) and Best Lesbian Romance 2014 (Cleis Press). Her poetry has been published in Claw & Blossom, upstreet, Inkwell, and more. Check out the full list here.

An avid reader, Sara has written book reviews and author profiles for Lambda Literary Review, Bitch Media, WBUR, Bust, Curve Magazine, The Rumpus, The Establishment, and more.

Sara has worked as an independent editor for 15+ years. She edited the literary magazine Cactus Heart from 2012-2016. She teaches at Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop and Grub Street.

Photo Credit: Lee Biase