About Us

Longreads, founded in 2009, is dedicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world. We feature in-depth investigative reporting, interviews and profiles, podcasts, essays and criticism.

Longreads has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards, and Longreads.com has been cited for digital excellence by the Online News Association and Peabody Awards. Our stories have been featured in the Best American anthology series, and our series “Bundyville,” with Leah Sottile and Oregon Public Broadcasting, was named one of the best podcasts of 2018.

Our stories are funded with support from our readers. For every dollar you contribute to the Longreads Story Fund, WordPress.com matches with another three dollars. Learn more about how you can contribute.

Longreads is proud to be a part of Automattic, which is passionate about making the web a better place.

Contact Us

For feedback and general inquires, email us at hello@longreads.com.

For membership questions, email us at support@longreads.com.

For story submissions and pitches, see our guidelines here.

For business or advertising inquiries, email Justin Alvarez.

Staff

Founder: Mark Armstrong

Editor-in-Chief: Mike Dang

Senior Editors: Ben Huberman, Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Krista Stevens, Michelle Weber, and Carolyn Wells

Contributing Editors: Aaron Gilbreath and Danielle Jackson

Essays Editor: Sari Botton

Books Editor: Dana Snitzky

Audience Development Editor: Catherine Cusick

Art Directors: Katie Kosma, Eric Pieper, and Kjell Reigstad

Fact-Checkers: Matt Giles and Samantha Schuyler

Copy Chief: Jacob Gross

Editorial Assistant: Katie Kosma

Outreach Coordinator: Eva Voinigescu

Audio Production: Jason Oberholtzer and Charts & Leisure