Editorial Staff and Contact


Managing Editor: Danielle Kelly

Fiction Editors: Allison Pugh, Chris Chapman

Poetry Editor: Jessica Spruill, Rachel Hicks

Nonfiction Editors: Susan Krakoff, Beth Feagan

Appalachian Arts Editor: Vincent Trimboli

Blog Manager: Vicki Phillips



Contact: Submissions and Appalachian Arts queries are accepted only through Submittable. General inquiries may be addressed to heartwoodlitmag (at) gmail (dot) com

The name of this journal, the scientific term 'heartwood,' used in dendrology, the study of woody plants, and referring to the core, was inspired by Karen Salyer McElmurray's application of the word to the writing process in a lecture delivered during an MFA residency at WVWC.