From Our Soundbooth | October 28, 2011

This week’s podcast continues our series celebrating the winners and runners-up of our 2011 Audio Competition. This episode features the winner of our Prose category, Rachel Yoder’s “I’m White and I’m Mennonite.”

Rachel Yoder edits draft: the journal of process, a publication which features stories, first drafts, and interviews with the author ( She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona and an MFA in nonfiction from The University of Iowa. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Sun Magazine, and Kenyon Review, among others, and has been selected for anthologies including Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc) and YOU: An Anthology of Essays in the Second Person (Welcome Table Press). She currently lives in Iowa City and teaches creative writing in the community. For more info, please visit her website,