Ms. Rachel Lyon

New York, United States

Member Since: 10/09/2015

Rachel Lyon's Pushcart Prize-nominated work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Joyland, Bustle, The Toast, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She attended Princeton and Indiana University, where she was fiction editor of the Indiana Review. She teaches fiction workshops for the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and Catapult, and is cofounder and host of the reading series Ditmas Lit. She lives in her native Brooklyn, New York. Her first novel, Self-Portrait With Boy, was published by Scribner in February 2018.


Twitter Username: @manateesintrees


  • Self Portrait with Boy , Scribner (February 6)


  • Fiction Instructor at Sackett Street Writers Workshop (2015 - )
  • Fiction Instructor at Catapult (2017 - )
  • Instructor at The School of Making Thinking (2017 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Art & Archaeology from Princeton University (2005)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Indiana University (2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction