Five notable personal essays published this year, on friendship, loss, war, endings, and metaphors.
The Star Essay
“…a writer strives to constellate, to make sense of seemingly disparate and unrelated notes or events.”
Best of 2022: Reported Essays
Our list of some of the great reported essays published this year includes reads on grief, veganism, the geology of Mexico City, and British real estate.
Best of 2021: Personal Essays
The personal essays that we can’t stop thinking about.
How Many Errorrs Are in This Essay?
An essay to make you chuckle, and think. Ed Simon explores some of the copy mistakes made throughout history — and then shifts onto the mistakes that make us, and our very universe, exist. Homeoarchy is the accidental deletion of lines; metathesis the reversing of letters in a wrod. An entirely more delightful flaw can […]
A Longreads Collection of Catapult Stories
A reading list of essays we loved from Catapult magazine.
Calling All Writers: Pitch Us Your Essays
Do you have an idea for a Longreads essay? Now is the time to share it.
Best of 2021: Reported Essays
The pieces that moved us the most this year.
Our Most-Read Longreads Originals of 2022
These essays and reported features are our most-read stories of the year.
‘Exposed as the Mother Who Cannot Weave’: Grace Loh Prasad on Family and Community
In a recent essay, Grace Loh Prasad muses on motherhood, the bond of family, and finding community.