Rachel Yoder’s stories and essays have appeared in a wide array of print and online publications including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune’s Printers’ Row Journal, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House’s Open Bar, and The Sun Magazine. She is also the creator and host of The Fail Safe, an interview podcast that explores writing and failure. In 2010, she helped to found draft: the journal of process, which publishes first and final drafts of stories, essays, and poems along with author interviews about the creative process. She is the former director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, and currently serves as Outreach Coordinator for the Mission Creek Festival and Witching Hour in Iowa City. She earned MFAs from the University of Arizona (Fiction) and the University of Iowa (Creative Nonfiction), where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow.