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Donna J. Long

Editor & Non-Fiction Editor

Donna J. Long has served as Editor-in-Chief of Kestrel since 2008. Her own poems have been published in many journals, including The Southern Review, Clockhouse, Appalachian Heritage, and Fourth River, which nominated “Eleventh Grade English Oral” for a Pushcart Prize. She is Professor of English at Fairmont State University

Elizabeth Savage

Poetry Editor

Elizabeth Savage has served as Kestrel’s poetry editor since 2008. She is a feminist critic and poet whose recent work appears or is forthcoming in Court Green, Hotel Amerika, Shenandoah, Journal of Modern Literature, and Humanities.

Suzanne Heagy

Fiction Editor

Suzanne Heagy is a writer, teacher, and editor. Her first novel, Love Lets Us Down (2015), was recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Her story, “Eden on a Hill” was a finalist in the 2020 West Virginia Fiction Competition. Her work has appeared in Pleiades, Untamed Ink, Dos Passos Review, Poetry Southeast, and other literary journals. Suzanne is a member of the women’s collective, The Gloria Sirens, and writes a monthly column for their site.

Nathan Myers

Reviews Editor

Nathan Myers is an Associate Professor of English. He joined Fairmont State’s faculty in 2015.

Hayley Harvey

Media Editor

Hayley Harvey is a student studying English Literature at Fairmont State University. She is an intern for Fairmont State’s literary journal Kestrel as well as a published part of the student journal Whetstone. She adores reading and writing and looks forward to continuing on with Kestrel as an intern. 

Mia Yeager