Rachel Smith writes prose and poetry in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa New Zealand. She has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Landfall, Best Small Fictions 2020 and Best Microfiction 2019. She was fiction editor for takahe in 2017-18 and contributing editor for Best Microfiction 2021 and writes for Bergman Gallery, Cook Islands. Rachel placed second in NZ National Flash Fiction Day in 2017 and has been short listed for Bath Flash Fiction Award, Reflex Fiction and TSS Flash Fiction 400. She was a recipient of the NZSA Complete MS Manuscript assessment in 2021 for her novel-in-progress, and more recently has been working on a collaborative film script. Her book reviews have appeared in takahē and Landfall Online Review. Find Rachel’s writing here. @rachelmsmithnz1