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Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art Impact

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art


Kestrel’s Mission is to explore the human condition and to share a vision of the human experience with readers in West Virginia, Appalachia, the United States, and abroad, and to bring together contributors and audiences for Kestrel Celebrations that foster appreciation for and inquiry into the humanities.


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Cover Art:
The River Took Me In by Carol Lynne Knight

Renée Agatep
Rick Andrews
Linda Barnhart
Michael J. Battaglia
Lisa Bellamy
Ace Boggess
Bruce Bond
Peter Cashorali
Jessica Cory
David Crews
Sarah Crossland
Robert Earle
Sascha Feinstein
Rupert Fike
Mary Francesca Fontana
Patricia Foster
Susan Grimm
Ken Holland
John Hoppenthaler
Richard Jordan
Ray Keifetz
David Keplinger
Carol Lynne Knight
Gerry LaFemina
David Dodd Lee
Jessie Zechnowitz Lim
Amanda McGuire
Michelle Morouse
Megan Morrison
Julia Pond
Gabriel Rogers
Dan Rzicznek
Jace Raymond Smellie
Steven Ray Smith
Andrea Starr
Taylor Supplee
Ian C. Williams
Melody Wilson

Wondering how your submissions would fare? 

Here are the numbers for total submissions:

  • Poetry - 59.19%
  • Fiction - 27.66%
  • Nonfiction - 10.86%
  • Visual Art - 2.29%

Our acceptance rate of total submissions is 11.44%.

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Kestrel 49 Celebration!

Save the Dates

  • Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20
  • Reception and Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
  • Readings begin at 6:00 p.m.