About Us

Longreads, founded in 2009, is dedicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world. We feature nonfiction and fiction over 1,500 words, and many of the stories come from our community’s recommendations.

To submit a previously published story for our Editor’s Pick consideration, send a link to hello@longreads.com, or share the story using the #longreads tag on Twitter. For stories not yet published online, submit them here.

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Founder: Mark Armstrong

Editor-in-Chief: Mike Dang

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

Essays Editor: Sari Botton

Books Editor: Dana Snitzky

Audience Development Editor: Catherine Cusick

Art Director: Kjell Reigstad

Chief Fact-Checker: Matt Giles

Contributors: Ethan Chiel, Aaron Gilbreath, Danielle Jackson, Pam Mandel, Emily Perper, and Danielle Tcholakian