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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Adam Boretz | Fort Greene | Associate Editor
Nick Moran | Baltimore | Social Media Editor
Nick is the social media editor for The Millions. Before leaving the publishing industry, he worked for Norton, John Wiley & Sons, and Oxford University Press. Currently he lives in Baltimore, where he works for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His interests can be followed on his Tumblr, Nick Recommends.
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Tess Malone | Atlanta | Associate Editor
Edan Lepucki | San Francisco
Edan 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, was published by 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, and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Tin House, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, FiveChapters, and The Common Online, among others. A recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship, she is founding editor of Bloom and currently teaches fiction writing at Skidmore College.
Emily St. John Mandel | Brooklyn
Emily is a staff writer for The Millions. Her fourth novel, Station Eleven, was published in 2014. Her previous novels are The Lola Quartet, The Singer’s Gun, and Last Night in Montreal. Her essays and short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including 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 | South Carolina
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 lives in San Francisco and tweets sporadically at @lydiakiesling. You can read more of her writing at www.lydiakiesling.com.
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Bill Morris | New York City
Bill Morris is a staff writer for The Millions. He is the author of the novels Motor City, All Souls’ Day and the forthcoming Motor City Burning, to be published in 2014 by Pegasus Books. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, L.A. Weekly, the (London) Independent, The Washington Post Magazine, Popular Mechanics and The Daily Beast. He lives in New York City.
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Janet Potter | Chicago
Janet Potter is a staff writer for The Millions. Janet is a freelance writer and semi-professional baker living in Chicago. Her writing has appeared in The Awl, The AV Club, the Chicago Reader, and Chicago Magazine. She is the co-host of YouTube’s The Book Report and blogs about presidential biographies at At Times Dull.
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Michael Bourne | Vancouver
Michael Bourne is a staff writer for The Millions. He is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers magazine and contributes regularly to The Los Angeles Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, and The Economist online. His fiction has appeared in print and online in Tin House, River City, The Orange Coast Review, and The Cortland Review, among other journals.
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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 | London
Elizabeth Minkel is a staff writer for The Millions. Formerly of The New Yorker’s digital production team, she is currently studying the Digital Humanities at University College London. She is keeping a series of transatlantic dispatches, “Letters from London,” on Medium, and 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 Southern Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and The Chattahoochee Review, among others. Read more at hannahgersen.com.
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Nick Ripatrazone | New Jersey
Nick Ripatrazone is a staff writer for The Millions. His books include a collection of stories, Good People, a short novel, We Will Listen For You, and a novella, This Darksome Burn. He is also the author of two books of poetry, and The Fine Delight, a critical examination of Catholic literature. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and Shenandoah, and his essays have appeared in Commonweal and on National Public Radio. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and twin daughters. His website is www.nickripatrazone.com.
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Matt Seidel | Durham
Michael Schaub | Austin
Michael Schaub is a staff writer for The Millions. He is the co-host of The Book Report, a freelance writer and book critic, and a regular contributor to NPR and the Los Angeles Times. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Portland Mercury, and The Austin Chronicle, among other publications. He lives in Austin.
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Thomas Beckwith | Dublin
Thomas Beckwith is a Writer and Project Assistant 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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