Awards and Honors

Honorable Mention, The Stoneslide Corrective Story Contest, September 2015

  • Received an Honorable Mention in The Stoneslide Corrective‘s 2015 Story Contest, announced September 2015, for “The Fluid in Our Veins”

Honorable Mention, The Masters Review New Writers Contest, September 2015

  • Received an Honorable Mention in The Masters Review‘s 2015 New Writers Contest, announced September 2015, for “10:25 a.m. EDT”

Best of the Net Nomination, December 2014

  • Received a Best of the Net nomination from Spry Literary Journal for “The Language of Little Things”

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Story Contest for New Writers, November 2011

  • Received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train‘s August 2011 Short Story Contest for New Writers, announced November 2011, for “A Month of Drunken Sundays”

Santa Fe Writers’ Project Fiction Award, August 2010

  • Received recognition on the long-list of finalists for the SFWP fiction award, judged by Robert Olen Butler, for novel-in-progress KING

Recognition of Excellence in Urban Education Research, April 2010

  • Received recognition for presentation of master’s thesis, an ethnography that focused on the implementation of a critical pedagogy curriculum in an urban charter high school English classroom

English Senior Thesis Award, May 2008

  • Received award for best English undergraduate senior thesis; the thesis focused on the masculine/queer dichotomy as protest in selected works of expatriate literature by Ernest Hemingway and Federico Garcia Lorca

Scripps College Crombie Allen Award, May 2008, May 2005

  • Received award for best work of undergraduate creative fiction for short stories “Siempre Madrid” and “Untitled,” respectively

About the Author

Rachael Warecki is an alumna of Scripps College, Loyola Marymount University, and the Teach for America '08 corps. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Masters Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Midwestern Gothic, among other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.