Publication + Events


“The Truth About Lipstick.” The Scarlet Sound, August 2011.

 “Baby Broker.” Blink-Ink Magazine, April 2012.

“Start to Stop.” The Rusty Nail Magazine, July 2012.

"Your Wedding Pictures." Freight Train Magazine, January 2013.

"Stuck." Zest Literary Journal, October 2013.

"Burial." Lotus-Eater Literary Magazine, Fall 2014.

New fiction in The Best of There Will Be Words 2014 Chapbook, May 2015.

"In the Dark." Ghost Parachute Literary Magazine, January 2017.

"Saved." Ghost Parachute Literary Magazine, August 2017.

"The Heart is a Strong Muscle." Thrill of the Hunt Anthology (Palmas Press, 2017).


"Five Ways of Looking at a Black Woman," BSU's The Voice Magazine.

"for Stepha." Moko Caribbean Arts & Letters, July 2016.


Winner in the Writer Unboxed Summer Flash Fiction Contest (2012) for "Second Chances."


"The Importance of Self-Love." La Mensajera, Fall 2013.

"Eating Healthy on a Budget." La Mensajera, Spring 2014.

"What It's Really Like Owning a Writing Center." The Drunken Odyssey with John King, August 2015.

"On Writer's Atelier." UCF Creative Writing MFA Blog, February 2016.

"March 15, 2017." Past Ten, March 2017.

Untitled piece. Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue (Serving House Books, 2017).

"When to Stay." We Can't Help it if We're From Florida (Burrow Press 2017).

Guest Blog Articles:

"What Is Flash Fiction? 7 Ways to Craft A Quality Flash Fiction Story"

"7 Things An Author Website Should Have"

Interviews (by Racquel)

An Interview with Jenny Torres Sanchez, Fantastic Floridas, January 2017.

Interviews (of Racquel):

Racquel Henry of Writer's Atelier on Functionally Literate Radio: Ep. 3

Wordier Than Thou/Life Improvement Radio, Interviewed by Tiffany Razzano, Ep. 19

The Drunken Odyssey with John King Podcast: Episode 179

"Write Fast, Edit Slow," Interview with Mary McGinn, Artborne Magazine, February 2017


There Will Be Words #35 

Wordier Than Thou at Stardust Video & Coffee, April 2015

The Best of There Will Be Words, May 2015

Culture Pop: Untold Stories Art & History Museums Maitland, July 2016

Reading for Banned Books Week at Orange County Public Library, September 2016

Functionally Literate Reading Series (with Lauren Groff & Hunter Choate), October 2016

Loose Lips Reading Series (Live Show on Episode 250 of The Drunken Odyssey with John King Podcast), March 2017

Ixchel Song Garden Opening at Culture Pop!, Art & History Museums Maitland, April 2017

Workshops + Panels

Moderator: Writing Florida Panel, Orlando Book Festival, June 2015

Panelist: Meet the Publishers at Orange County Public Library, August 2015

Moderator: Writing for Children & World Building Panels, Orlando Book Festival, June 2016

Instructor: Fiction 101 Workshop at Orange County Public Library, August 2016

Panelist: Ask the Experts Panel at Orange County Public Library, January 2017

Panelist: Declaring Independence: Surviving Outside of Academia Panel, Annual AWP Conference, February 2016

Instructor: Triforce of Fanfiction, Orlando Anime Festival, June 2017

Moderator: Writing for Teens Panel at Orlando Book Festival, July 2017

Moderator: Smells Like Teen Spirit Panel at Florida Writers Conference, October 2017

Instructor: Writing Communities Masterclass, Valencia College's Ilyse Kusnetz Writing Festival, October 2017

Panelist: Living the Writing Life: How to be a Full-Time Writer Panel, Annual AWP Conference, March 2018

Panelist: Successful Author Events at Libraries, Bookstores, Schools, and Literary Centers Panel, Annual AWP Conference, March 2018

Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Literary Magazine
Open for fiction, poetry and non-fiction submissions


Good Reads 2016 Reads

Racquel's 2016 book montage

Be My Valentine Peter Rabbit
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Haiti Glass
Don't Kiss Me: Stories
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
Some Churches
Life on Mars
Smash & Grab
The Sea at Truro: Poems
The Black and White Factory

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