Our Editors 10.1

Editor in Chief | Grace Hopps | she/her

Hey! I’m Grace Hopps. My favorite genre is poetry. My favorite poem in this issue is “Just Imagine How” by Michael Lauchlan; I love the personification of the wills. My favorite book of poetry is Junk by Tommy Pico.

Favorite piece: “Just Imagine How” by Michael Lauchlan

Lead Prose Editor | Madeleine Carberry | she/they

Hi! I’m Maddy, and my favorite genre is fantasy, especially anything with dragons or other magical creatures. A fun fact about me is that I used to have a pet snake.

Favorite piece: “Notes on Cycling” by Boen Wang

Lead Prose Editor | Miranda Colbert | she/her

Heyo! My name is Miranda Colbert and my favorite genre in general is anything dystopian. Send a zombie my way and I’m literally hooked.  In my free time I love to draw or watch musicals religiously. And a fun fact about me is I constantly play word association every second of every day since the day I was born.

Favorite piece: “The Train” by Van Nostrand

Lead Poetry Editor | Aliza Haskal | she/her

Hey there! My name is Aliza Haskal. My favorite genre is poetry because it is the best. A fun fact? I am classically trained in piano.

Favorite piece: “Collage” (1) by Matthew Rohrer

Lead Poetry Editor | Azeiza Hamza | she/her

Hi! My name is Azeiza Hamza. My favorite genre to read is contemporary romance. In my free time I like watching tv shows, writing novels, and listening to pop music. A fun fact about me is that I speak Arabic.

Favorite piece: “The First Time My Father Made Molasses”

Prose Copy Editor | Amanda Schooley| she/her

Hello there! My name is Amanda Schooley, and I’m the copy-editor for Fiction/Nonfiction! My favorite genre is fiction, with particular leanings toward horror, sci-fi, and weird fiction (although I’m not too picky about what I read as long as I’m invested, truthfully speaking). I’m an aspiring novelist and digital artist, as well as a bit of a hipster. A fun fact about me is that I was born about four months premature and weighed exactly one pound at birth.

Favorite piece: “Breathing Room” by Mary Carroll Moore

Poetry Copy Editor | Rebecca Dodd| she/her

Hello! My name is Rebecca Dodd. My favorite genre to read is science fiction. A fun fact about me is that I practiced fencing for six years. En garde!

Favorite piece: “Bass Fishing” by Derek Otsuji

Audio and Media Editor| Ainsley Fox | she/her

Hello, my name is Mary Ainsley Fox. While being a part of the journal, my favorite genre to read is nonfiction. I can do the worm.

Favorite piece: “Happy Elephants Daycare Center” by Sage Tyrtle.

Community Outreach and Special Projects Editor | Franklin Garcia | he/him

Bonjour, my name is Franklin Garcia. My favorite genre is fiction and nonfiction short stories and novels. I love to sail the Chesapeake Bay and grow flowers for the florist. A fun fact about me is that I play chess while listening to classical music. I’m also a member of Toastmasters and Writers Club of Fredericksburg.

Favorite piece: “Me and Paulie” by Ralph Uttaro

Art Editor | Rachel Hess | she/her

Greetings! My name is Rachel, I’m secretly a sci-fi lover! A fun fact is that in my spare time my hobby is “pyrography” otherwise known as wood burning, as well as tending to my backyard chickens.

Favorite piece: “Feasts of Mourning” by Annie Cigic

Social Media Editor | Madeline Ice | she/her

Hey! My name is Madeline Ice. I enjoy reading fantasy novels and writing my own. A fun fact about me is that I have a really big dog.

Favorite piece: “How Did We End Up Back Here?” by Jessy Easton

Design Editor | Emily Malone | she/her

Hi! My name is Emily Malone. My favorite genre to both read and write is fantasy. When I’m not writing, I love film photography and playing guitar. A fun fact about me is that I’ve driven from Virginia to Colorado twice!

Favorite piece: “Feasts of Mourning” by Annie Cigic

Design Editor | Bella Bigelow | she/her

Hi! My name is Bella. I love reading anything fantasy and sci-fi, especially if mythology is involved. In my free time, I tend to write bad plays, work at a horse rescue, and hike with my two dogs. A fun fact about me is that I collect glass animals.

Favorite piece: “Feasts of Mourning” by Annie Cigic

Managing Editor | Sydney German | she/her

Hello! I love reading psychological thrillers and fiction and writing flash fiction and nonfiction essays. In my free time, I enjoy watching sitcoms, going on runs, and spending time with friends and family. A fun fact about me is that I’ve played soccer for 15 years.

Favorite piece: “Happy Elephants Daycare Center” by Sage Tyrtle

The current editors of the Rappahannock Review would like to pay
tribute to the ground-breaking work of the journal’s founding editors:

Sam Akridge
Alice Baldys
Kerry Blanton
Marina Bonanno
Courtney Cherico
Morgan Deacon

Danielle DeSimone
Katie Diemer
Kyle Finley
Amanda Grace
Lizzie Greene
Christine Grilliot

Colleen Huber
Melanie Jankovits
Katelyn Leboff
Elizabeth Lewan
Angela Mather
Will McCarry

Kate Ricchetti
Josh Roberts
Mike Stange
Kaci Sutton
Regina Weiss