IMG_8758Rachel Linn writes and illustrates across multiple genres. Her published writing consists of fiction (realist and surreal), nonfiction, and poetry. Her visual art merges drawing, printmaking, and needlework techniques and often takes the form of handmade books (including some to be assembled by the reader).

She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, where she received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for her thesis project. In 2016, she served as a book exposition coordinator for the Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature Festival in Seattle. She recently received an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and has been on the planning board of the St. Louis Small Press Expo since 2018. She was the 2020 Artist-in-Residence at the Printery Book Arts Lab at Central Print. She is currently working on her doctorate in literature.

With collaborator Marika Josephson, she founded Small Letters Press in 2018.

“We Looked” – watercolor / collage
(chosen for the cover image for Phoebe issue 49.2)