Harpur Palate is managed by graduate students in Binghamton University’s Department of English. Meet our current staff:

Kelly Neal
Editor-in-Chief

Kelly Neal is currently a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. She has previously edited for New South & Five Points & holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Georgia State University in Atlanta. An Ohio native, Kelly holds a dual B.A. in Music & English from the Ohio State University. In addition to reading & writing, Kelly loves making music, dancing, & traveling. You can follow her on Twitter & Instagram @kellycneal.

Jamey McDermott
Fiction Co-Editor

Jamey McDermott is a fiction writer & Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. He grew up in the metro Atlanta area, & received his M.F.A. from Georgia State University. He has omnivorous tastes, but he especially likes stories that are off-kilter—the kind of fiction that makes the world seem like a different place after reading it. Above all, he wants stories he hasn't read before. In his spare time, he loves low-budget horror movies & comic books. He misses having the time & space to play drums.

Jen DeGregorio
Poetry Co-Editor

Jen DeGregorio's poems have appeared in Apogee, The Baltimore Review, The Collagist, PANK, Paterson Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly & elsewhere. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English at Binghamton University, where she teaches creative writing & serves as director of The Binghamton Poetry Project, a community workshop program through the Binghamton Center for Writers. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hunter College (City University of New York).

Amy Parker
Creative Nonfiction Editor

Amy Parker is a Ph.D. student in creative writing at Binghamton University. She holds an M.F.A. from Eastern Oregon University & a BA in History from Florida State University. She specializes in creative nonfiction, & her work has appeared in Entropy, Punchnel's, Witch Craft Magazine, Oregon East, Burrow Press's Fantastic Floridas, & elsewhere. Her favorite writers include Lidia Yuknavitch, Maggie Nelson, & Roxane Gay. Originally from the Tampa Bay area, she loves a good storm.

Sarah Sassone
Fiction Co-Editor

Sarah Sassone is a fiction writer, instructor, Ph.D. student, & New-Yorker-Bostonian. In 2015, she received her M.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston. Her favorite writers include Aimee Bender, Jane Austen, Junot Diaz, & David Ebershoff, but she will happily read anything weird or poetic or ruthless. In addition to reading & writing, Sarah loves animals, hockey, hip hop, & tea. You can follow her on Twitter, @sarahsassone, or on Instagram, @sarahsassy822.

Macaulay Glynn
Poetry Co-Editor

Macaulay Glynn is pursuing a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric & Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where she is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Marion Clayton Link Endowment. She is a former director of The Binghamton Poetry Project, a community workshop program through the Binghamton Center for Writers.


Heather Humphrey
Managing Editor

Heather Humphrey is currently working on a Ph.D. in English & Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She is a former director of The Binghamton Poetry Project, current fiction editor at Ragazine, & editor-at-large for Street Light Press. When Heather isn't working, you can find her crafting or riding her motorcycle on country roads. Please follow her on Twitter & Instagram @bigred9094.