Staff

Heather Myers

Heather Myers, Editor-in-Chief
Heather Myers is from Altoona, Pennsylvania, She is the recipient of a 2018 AWP intro award and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol, Yes Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly and Luna Luna Magazine. 

Lauren Milici

Lauren Milici, Managing Editor
Lauren Milici is a Florida native who writes poetry and teaches English. When she isn’t crafting sad poems, she’s either writing or shouting into the void about film, TV, and all things pop culture.

Ellen Skirvin

Ellen Skirvin, Fiction Editor
Ellen Skirvin was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Before joining the MFA program at WVU, she worked on the Social Security and Medicare programs. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hiding and writing in the woods.

Thomas Martin, Associate Fiction Editor
Thomas Martin is from North Carolina and lives in West Virginia. 

Thomas Martin

Jordan Carter, Associate Fiction Editor
Jordan Carter, a Morgantown native, is in the letting-go phase of her astrological cycle. She is a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University where she was a member of the Honors College and named one of WVU Foundation's Outstanding Seniors and awarded University Honors. The short story collections she discovered during her undergrad—Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash and More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson—are directly responsible for her pursuit of an MFA in Fiction. She always carries a plant with her so she can stay rooted somewhere.

Jordan Carter

Matt Saporito, Fiction Reader

Matt Saporito hails from Wheeling, West Virginia. He is pursuing his MFA at West Virginia University and now lives in Morgantown with his dog, Nymeria. When he's not working on stories, Matt is busy playing guitar.

 

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Matt Saporito

Dan Al-Daqa, Associate Fiction Editor
Daniel Al-Daqa is from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Before pursuing his MFA he worked various construction and contracting gigs and got pretty good at hammering nails. He's currently focused on tending to tomatoes, hunting down the country's best craft beer, and teaching. He writes Grit Lit and one day hopes to own a 7.3 Powerstroke.

Dan Al-Daqa
Amanda Gaines

Amanda Gaines, Nonfiction Editor
Amanda Gaines is an MFA candidate in CNF in WVU's creative writing program. She is the nonfiction and co-poetry editor of Into the Void. Her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction are published or awaiting publication in The Oyez Review, Straylight, Gravel, Typehouse, The Meadow, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Dewpoint, Up the Staircase, Rouge Agent, and Into the Void. 

Kacey Ingram

Kacey Ingram, Poetry Editor
Kacey Ingram is from Richmond, Virginia and is currently a second-year MFA in poetry. She received her BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as a copyeditor for Blackbird.

Jacob Block, Associate Poetry Editor
Jacob Block was born in Sacramento, California. He has lived in Santa Cruz, where he received his BA in literature, and Oakland before coming to WVU's MFA program, where he is currently in his second year studying poetry. His favorite authors include Mary Ruefle, Anne Carson, and Kaveh Akbar, amongst many, many more. While poetry is one of his greatest loves, he also has an extensive knowledge of seasons 3 through 10 of The Simpsons.

Luke McDermott, Poetry Reader & Assistant Media Editor
Luke McDermott is an MFA candidate at WVU, working in poetry. He is from Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.

Mary Ann Samyn, Faculty Representative