Rabb is the author of “Cures for Heartbreak,” which was named a Best Book of 2007 by both Booklist and Kirkus. As M.E. Rabb, she published four titles in the Missing Persons YA series: “The Rose Queen,” “The Chocolate Lover,” “The Venetian Policeman” and “The Unsuspecting Gourmet.” Rabb's stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope: All Story, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, New England Review, One Story and others. They have also been broadcast on National Public Radio. One of her most recent essays, “Intensive Care,” appeared in March 2013 in The New York Times. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in The Atlantic Monthly fiction contest, first prize in the American Fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award.
The Red Earth MFA is a low-residency creative-writing program. Students and faculty meet for 10-day residencies twice a year, then students complete their semesters at home and send their writing and other coursework to their faculty mentor.