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 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 and the author of A Field Guide to the North American Family, a novella. His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, New York Magazine, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2008. His first novel, City on Fire, will be published by Knopf in Fall 2015. He lives in Brooklyn.
Adam Boretz | Fort Greene | Web Editor
Nick Moran | Baltimore | Special Projects Editor
Nick works on special projects for The Millions. 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 | Contributing Editor
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 | Contrinuting Editor
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.
Lydia Kiesling | San Francisco | Year in Reading Editor
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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Janet Potter | Chicago | Year in Reading Editor
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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Thomas Beckwith | Dublin | Social Media and Previews Editor
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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Michael Bourne | Vancouver | Previews Editor
Michael Bourne is a staff writer for The Millions and a contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and The Economist online. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, River City, The Southampton Review, and The Cortland Review, among other journals. www.michaelbournewriter.com
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Emily St. John Mandel | Brooklyn
Emily is a staff writer for The Millions. Her most recent novel, Station Eleven, was a 2014 National Book Awards finalist. 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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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 Motor City Burning. 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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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 and writes a regular column about fan culture for the New Statesman. She recently completed an MA in the digital humanities at University College London. She’s gotten much better at Twitter in the past year, but she still spends most of her time (/life) on Tumblr. She lives in Brooklyn.
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Hannah Gersen | Brooklyn
Hannah Gersen is a staff writer for The Millions. Her debut novel will be published by William Morrow in Spring 2016. 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 two collections of stories, Good People and Ember Days, 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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Claire Cameron | Toronto
Claire Cameron is a staff writer for The Millions. Her second novel is The Bear (Little Brown, Feb 2014). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and The Globe & Mail. Read more at www.claire-cameron.com.
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Jacob Lambert | New Jersey
Kaulie Lewis | New York
The Millions Interns
Brian Etling | Greensboro, NC
Brian Etling is an intern for The Millions. A native of North Carolina, he is pursuing a degree in English from UNC-Greensboro and he makes a living selling books. Brian can be found on Twitter @jbetling, and in the real world behind the counter of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC.
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Cara DuBois | Boston
Cara DuBois is an intern for The Millions. She is the assistant prose editor of Concrete Literary Magazine at Emerson College, where she is pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She tweets at @Cara_DuBois.
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Bruna Dantas Lobato | New York | Brazil
Bruna Dantas Lobato is an intern for The Millions. She is also a Fiction MFA candidate at New York University, and an editor-at-large for Brazil for Asymptote Journal. She tweets at @brunadlobato.
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