ABOUT ME

Serious Bio 

Rachel Alarcio (she/they) is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Milkdromeda Review. Her poetry and prose have appeared in or are forthcoming in Wrongdoing Magazine, Rogue Agent, The Lumiere Review, Exposition Review, at LAX’s Terminal 7-8, and elsewhere. They are a 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medalist in Short Story and two-time LA Youth Poet Laureate Honorable Mention. She is a Poetry Facilitator at WRITEMIND Org, a non-profit championing accessibility in the literary arts. They are a 2022 Prose Mentor at The Incandescent Review’s Incandescent Summer Studio mentorship program for young writers and spent a year reading on the editorial staff of The Incandescent Review. She also once read for Exposition Review as an editorial intern and once opened for internationally-touring slam poet Caroline Rothstein. They attend Kalamazoo College and reads at Quarterly West. She is also a proud alum of WriteGirl. Find Rachel @rachelalarcio on Twitter, @raechillout on Instagram. A comprehensive list of her publications can be found at https://linktr.ee/rachelalarcio and her website is www.rachelalarcio.com.

Fun Bio 

Rachel Alarcio (she/they) is a Filipino-American writer hailing from the eternal sunshine of Los Angeles, California whose poetry and prose are published or forthcoming in two award-winning WriteGirl anthologies, The Lumiere Review, winnow magazine, Rogue Agent, Wrongdoing Magazine, Exposition Review, at LAX’s Terminal 7-8, and elsewhere. They are a 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medalist in Short Story and once opened for internationally-touring slam poet Caroline Rothstein. She attends Kalamazoo College where she pursues a major in English and a concentration in Film and Media Studies. In addition to reading your submissions to Quarterly West, she frequently plays paparazzi to her friends with her DSLR, can be found descending progressively down strange and entertaining Internet rabbit holes, and serves as EIC of Milkdromeda Review. They tweet @rachelalarcio. Their Instagram is @raechillout. Her website is rachelalarcio.com. 


Awards

  • 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medalist in Short Story

  • two-time LA Youth Poet Laureate Honorable Mention

Experience 

  • Poetry Reader - Quarterly West (2022-present)

  • Poetry Facilitator - WRITEMIND Org (2022-present)

  • Prose Mentor - Incandescent Summer Studio (summer 2022)

  • Editorial Intern - Exposition Review (2021-2022)

  • Reader/Staff Contributor - The Incandescent Review (2021-2022)

  • Editor - Out of the Blue (HS Lit Mag) (2018-2019)

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Readings

  • once opened for internationally-touring slam poet Caroline Rothstein

Education

BA in English (2023) from Kalamazoo College - expected

 
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Rachel Alarcio

Writer. Poet. Editor.