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Heather Bartel

Founder & Editor






informal Plath scholar

Aries sun; Capricorn moon and rising

the short story

Heather Bartel writes hybrid essays, poetry, fiction, one-act plays, and old-fashioned letters. She holds a BA in English from Webster University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her manuscript, MURMURATIONS, was longlisted for the 2019 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. Her work can be found in Qu and MAYDAYand is forthcoming in FenceGrimoire, and Heavy Feather Review.


Beyond writing and editing, her projects include shooting a tarot-inspired Polaroid series, collecting rocks and houseplants, and practicing yoga and emotive dance aerobics.


Heather is a deeply rooted Midwesterner currently living with her husband and dog in Athens, GA.  

Vintage Light Balls

Where she makes out the invisible, where she touches the real. 

-Susan Griffin, Woman and Nature