Rachel León is a writer and social worker based in Rockford, Illinois. She has spent over a decade working in foster care and the juvenile court system. Her work has been featured in Flash Fiction Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Writers Review, Nurture, and other publications. She’s the current Reviews Editor for West Trade Review and was previously Fiction Editor of Arcturus. She was a Stony Brook University’s BookEnds fellow in 2020-2021 and attended Tin House’s Summer Workshop in 2021. She is currently seeking representation for her novel about the foster care system.