About the Millions
“The indispensable literary site” – The New York Times
Welcome to The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
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Writing for The Millions
The Millions regularly publishes pieces from guest contributors. The Millions also has several paid staff writers. The number of staff writer spots is limited and we typically pull from our frequent guest contributors when adding new staff writers. If you’d like to write for The Millions, please contact Max.
The Millions Staff
C. Max Magee | Wawayanda Mountain | Editor
Max created and edits The Millions. He is co-editor of the collection of essays The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, called “funny, poignant, relentlessly thought-provoking” by The Atlantic. He has appeared on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midmorning”, and ABC Radio National’s “The Book Show” and has written for a number of publications. He and his family live in New Jersey.
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Garth Risk Hallberg | Brooklyn | Contributing Editor
Garth Risk Hallberg is contributing editor for The Millions. He is the author of A Field Guide to the North American Family. His stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, New York Magazine, Slate, Canteen, Best New American Voices 2008, and Best of the Web 2008. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Ujala Sehgal | Brooklyn | Associate Editor
Ujala is an associate editor of The Millions. She lives in Brooklyn and works for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. She was formerly a writer for The Atlantic’s news website The Atlantic Wire, and a co-editor of the New York media website FishbowlNY. Her writing has appeared in The Millions, The Rumpus, her blog, among various other online publications.
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Adam Boretz | Fort Greene | Associate Editor
Adam is an associate editor of The Millions. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and is a reviews editor at Publishers Weekly. Most recently his fiction has appeared in Fawlt and Encyclopedia.
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Nick Moran | Hoboken | Social Media Editor
Nick is the social media editor for The Millions. He was born in Hoboken, NJ and he returned there after graduating from the University of Miami. Before leaving the publishing industry, he worked for Norton, John Wiley & Sons, and Oxford University Press. His interests can be followed on his Tumblr, Nick Recommends.
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Edan Lepucki | San Francisco
is a staff writer for The Millions. Her stories have been published in McSweeney’s, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among others, and her novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me, is published by Nouvella Press. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her novel, California, is forthcoming from Little, Brown. Learn more about her writing classes at writingworkshopsla.com. writingworkshopsla.com.
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Sonya Chung | The Bronx
Sonya is a staff writer for The Millions. She is the author of the novel Long for This World (Scribner 2010). Her stories, reviews, & essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Crab Orchard Review, Sonora Review, FiveChapters, and Tin House Magazine, among others. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the Bronx Council on the Arts Writers’ Fellowship & Residency, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program at Columbia University. You can learn more about Sonya and her work at www.sonyachung.com.
Emily St. John Mandel | Brooklyn
Emily is a staff writer for The Millions. She has published three novels, most recently The Lola Quartet, which was a #1 Indie Next pick. Her essays and short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, and will appear in the forthcoming collections Goodbye To All That (Seal Press, 2013), Imaginary Oklahoma (This Land Press, 2013), and The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is married and lives in Brooklyn. www.emilymandel.com
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Anne K. Yoder | Chicago
is a staff writer for The Millions. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fence, Bomb, and Tin House, among other publications. She has received fellowships from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Summer Literary Seminars. She currently lives in Chicago.
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Kevin Hartnett | Ann Arbor
Kevin, a staff writer for The Millions, writes the Brainiac ideas column for the Boston Globe and blogs about fatherhood and family life at growingsideways.wordpress.com.
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Lydia Kiesling | San Francisco
Lydia is a staff writer for The Millions and the creator of the Modern Library Revue. She has a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago and was the recipient of the Charm Quark award in the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Arts and Literature Writing Prize. She lives in San Francisco.
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Bill Morris | New York City
Bill is a staff writer for The Millions. He is the author of the novels Motor City and All Souls’ Day. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, L.A. Weekly, the (London) Independent, the Washington Post Magazine and the website Aolnews.com. He lives in New York City.
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Patrick Brown | Los Angeles
Patrick Brown is a staff writer for The Millions. Patrick has worked in the book business for over seven years, including a two-year stint as the webmaster and blogger for Vroman’s Bookstore. He is currently the Community Manager for Goodreads.com. He’s written book reviews for Publishers Weekly, and he’s spoken about books and the internet at the LA Times Festival of Books, the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association spring meetings, and the 140 Characters Conference. He writes the sporadically entertaining Tumblr blog The Feeling.
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Janet Potter | Chicago
Janet Potter is a staff writer for The Millions. Janet has worked in bookstores in Boston, Dublin, Greece, and Chicago, where she currently lives, and can most often be found reading on the train. Her work also appears in Bookslut and Open Letters Monthly, and she blogs about presidential biographies at At Times Dull.
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Michael Bourne | Brooklyn
Michael Bourne, a staff writer for The Millions, has published fiction and poetry in literary journals, including most recently Potomac Review and Orange Coast Review. His essays and journalism have appeared in Poets & Writers, The Baltimore Sun, and The Morning News, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at Fordham University.
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Mark O’Connell | Dublin
Mark O’Connell is a staff writer for The Millions and the author of Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever an original ebook published by The Millions. He is a writer and academic who lives in Dublin, Ireland. His website is www.markoconnell.net and he tweets via @mrkocnnll.
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Elizabeth Minkel | Brooklyn
Elizabeth Minkel is a staff writer for The Millions. She works in digital production at The New Yorker and has written for their website. She lives in Brooklyn. You can find more of her work at elizabethminkel.com.
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Hannah Gersen | Brooklyn
Hannah Gersen is a staff writer for The Millions. Her short stories have recently appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, North American Review, and The Chattahoochee Review, among others. Read more at hannahgersen.com.
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The Millions Interns
Emily M. Keeler | Toronto
Thomas Beckwith | Dublin
Thomas Beckwith is an intern for the Millions. A native of Baltimore, he worked in New York for three years before leaving to pursue a Master’s degree in Irish literature. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.
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Rhian Sasseen | Cambridge, MA
Staff Writers Emeritus or on Hiatus
Timothy R. Homan
Emily Colette Wilkinson
The Millions was designed by Sean Tice.