Kate Alexander-Kirk | Executive Editor

Kate Alexander-Kirk drinks copious amounts of tea as she dreams up weird and wonderful stories that she one day hopes to realize. And she does it all donning her Top-Hat at a jaunty angle.

Liz Bury | Poetry Editor

Liz Bury is a poet, who received an MFA from Emerson College. She resides in Boston, and in addition to writing poetry, she frequently travels, bakes bread, and plays the ukulele.


The Zest Literary Journal is the brain child of two friends and fellow writers, Kate Alexander-Kirk and Amy Sibley. The former a Scot and the latter an American, together they wanted to created a space that would allow them to showcase the creativity, energy and freshness of writers and artists all over the world, without boundaries. This project began at the tail end of 2011 and continues to evolve, reaching new places and connecting with a diverse range of creativity. During the first issue Kate took responsibility for Fiction and Amy for Creative Non-fiction and they were pleased to welcome Liz Bury as Poetry editor.  Amy has since moved on to pursue her own writing and Kate now manages over all responsibility for each issue, with a particular focus on Fiction and Creative Non-fiction literary works, whilst Liz maintains her focus on Poetry.

3 thoughts on “Editors

  1. Dear Editors,

    John Dotson did a wonderful interview with me for The Seventh Quarry, a print mag based in Swansea, Wales. I wonder if you’d be interested in it. It hasn’t been published in the U.S.
    Current Bio
    John Laue edited Transfer and was Associate Editor of San Francisco Review. He presently coordinates the monthly reading series of The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium and is Editor of The Monterey Poetry Review. His fifth book, Shadows, was published in January of 2013 by Finishing Line Press; his sixth, Word Gains (3-line, 5-7-5 syllable European poems he calls Highkus), came out last year. Besides writing, his main interest is in mental health. He has served as member of the governing board of MHCAN (Mental Health Clients Action Network) and Co-Chair of the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board.

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