Our Editors 10.2

Editor in Chief | Anastasia Zanyuk | she/her

 Hi everyone! I’m Anastasia Zanyuk. I love reading poetry and fiction, and I’m a boba tea connoisseur!

Favorite piece: “Converge” by Rick Andrews

Lead Prose Editor | Erin Gould | she/her

Hi there! My name’s Erin Gould. No doubt, my favorite genres are poetry and fantasy. And a fun fact about me is that I’m OBSESSED with Taylor Swift!

Favorite piece: “The Only Reason to Kill” by Jeffrey DeVries

Lead Prose Editor | Danika Irish | she/her

Hey! I’m Danika Irish, and I love both romance-focused novels and absurdism/ dark humor. Something cool about me is that I’m on the color guard team.

Favorite piece: “The Gospel of Blood” by Orlantae Duncan

Lead Poetry Editor | Eli Keith | he/him

Hello readers! I’m Eli Keith, and my favorite novels to read are mystery and thriller works. My fun fact is I’ve got a pretty nice pen collection.

Favorite piece: “quiet rebellion” by Maya Jacyszyn

Lead Poetry Editor | Amanda Ramirez | she/her

Hey! I’m Amanda Ramirez, and given my position, it’s probably no surprise that my favorite genre is poetry. But did you know I also have a pet blue tongue skink? Pretty cool, right?

Favorite piece: “Breaststroke” by Renee Veldman

Art Editor | Gianna Brooks | she/her

Hi! I’m Gianna Brooks, one of the two art editors. I love both reading and writing horror, and my favorite works absolutely has to be A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. In my free time, I’m learning to play the bass guitar!

Favorite piece: “Converge” by Rick Andrews

Art Editor | Rachel Creighton | she/her

Hi, I’m Rachel. When I’m not scrolling through Youtube, you can find me taking a walk outside. My favorite genre to read is fiction. Before I die, I want to write a novel and learn a language to a conversational level. A fun fact about me is that I’ve lived in four different countries; Italy, England, the United States, and Bahrain.

Favorite piece: “Missed Calls” by Eben E. B. Bein

Copy Editor | Melissa Madsen | she/her

Hey out there! I’m Melissa Madsen! I enjoy reading fantasy and sci-fi pieces. A fun fact about me is that I plan to be both a librarian and an author in the future.

Favorite piece: “The Summer of Abby” by Ria Parody Erlich

Copy Editor | Zachary Welsh | he/him

Hi! My name’s Zachary Welsh. I have two different favorite genres: for reading, horror and for writing, it’s creative nonfiction. Something cool about me is that I write screenplays in my free time.

Favorite piece: “Jesus in the Cafe” by Richard Jordan

Community Outreach Editor | Trinnity Sistrunk | she/her

 Hey everyone! I’m Trinnity Sistrunk. I’m majoring in English: Creative Writing and love to write horror. 

Favorite piece: “Breaststroke” by Renee Veldman

Social Media Editor | Kayla Basham | she/her

 Hello! I’m Mikayla Basham, and my favorite genre to read is realistic fiction. Fun fact about me: I have a baby brother who’s twenty years younger than me and is absolutely adorable!

Favorite piece: “Notes on My Mother’s Desk” by Bill Hollands

Design Editor | Jamie Keller | any/all

Hey! My name’s Jamie. I love to read anything that’s fantasy based, from romance to sci-fi to anything else in between! In my free time, I enjoy crocheting while watching any number of series, reading, writing, doodling, and playing video games.

Favorite piece: “The Summer of Abby” by Ria Parody Erlich

Design Editor | Sonia Joshi | she/her

Hi there! I’m Sonia Joshi. My absolute favorite genre is horror, especially body horror. Want to know something interesting? I have three rows of eyelashes. No joke.

Favorite piece: “Breaststroke” by Renee Veldman

Audio and Media Editor | Nico Poole | he/him

Hey! I’m Nico Poole. My favorite genre is definitely horror. Something fun about me is that I’m a big Golden State Warriors fan. 

Favorite piece: “The Only Reason to Kill” by Jeffrey DeVries

Managing Editor | Maggie Millar | she/her

Hi! My name is Maggie Millar. My favorite genre to both read and write is creative nonfiction, specifically memoirs. I got the chance to study in Vienna, Austria last year and I loved it!

Favorite piece: “As If We Were Anything But” by Christine Potter

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