Discipline: Literature – fiction

Racquel Goodison

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Racquel Goodison writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and her stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart. Her chapbook, Skin, was a 2013 Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook finalist and the winner of the 2013-2014 Creative Justice Press Winter Fiction Chapbook Competition.

She has been a resident at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Millay, Yaddo, and the Saltonstall Arts Colony. She was also awarded the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and is represented by Faith Childs Literary Agency.

At MacDowell, Goodison worked on extensive revisions for her first novel, which began as a collection of short stories. Before being revised into chapters and linked stories, many of the pieces were in published various journals, including Boston Review, Pleiades, Obsidian, and Kweli. They have also been selected as a winner for the Creative Justice chapbook prize and a finalist or honorary mention for Glimmer Train's fiction competition and Gold Line Press chapbook competition.


Phi Beta

Racquel Goodison worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

Learn more