Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer and multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most recently her work has appeared at Joyland, Kenyon Review Online, Los Angeles Review, and Columbia Journal.

Her essay Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt was anthologized in the latest edition of Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Previously, she was an artist-in-residence at Ragdale, a finalist for Joyland’s Open Border Fiction Prize, and a grateful recipient of grants and fellowships from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, and the Ragdale Foundation.

In a former life, Rachel worked as a landscaper, swim coach, pizza shop girl, photo equipment clerk, waitress, environmental activist, librarian, textbook editor, cheesemonger, and pretty solid barista. Currently, she works as a teaching artist, AI bot operator, and barkeep while at work on her first novel.

Her favorite animal is the garden snail.