Sara Rauch
photo by Lee Biase

Hi! I’m Sara Rauch, a writer and editor based in Easthampton, MA.

My debut short story collection, What Shines from It, will be published by Alternating Current Press this year.

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) and Best Lesbian Romance 2014 (Cleis Press).

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

In 2012, I founded the literary journal, Cactus Heart, where I served as Fiction and Managing Editor for four years.

Way back 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 been working as an editor for over a decade, and as a writing coach for the past few years. I hold an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University and I teach at Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop.

In case you’re curious, I’m currently working on a novel.