Longreads Filter
  1. Literary Hub

    Lit Hub is a central place for writers, publishers, books, bookstores, librarians, and readers to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture.

    Books
  2. n+1

    n+1 is a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics published three times a year. New online-only writing is posted several times a week.

    Commentary
  3. How We Escape It: An Essay

    “Writing is one thing, living is another—or maybe not. In this, our life-as-maze, we can either spend our days wishing the maze weren’t so difficult or accept the challenge and be a-mazed in turn.” At JSTOR Daily, Mary Cappello pens a scholarly longread on what it means to escape.

    Academia
  4. Granta Magazine

    Granta is a London-based literary quarterly that publishes a range of writing from Nobel laureates to debut novelists. In its themed issues, you’ll find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and interviews.

    Books
  5. The Walrus

    The Walrus, a magazine about Canada and its place in the world, publishes longform journalism, essays, fiction, poetry, illustrations, and photography by Canada’s best writers and artists.

    Books
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  6. Guernica – A Magazine of Global Arts

    Founded in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning magazine focused on the intersection of global arts and politics, run entirely by volunteers.

    Commentary
  7. The Millions

    Called an “indispensable literary site” by the New York Times, The Millions covers the latest in books, culture, and the arts.

    Culture
  8. “Vibrator Nation” by Lynn Comella

    A Q&A with the Vibrator Nation author: “They led with sex education not titillation, and worked to advance a social mission that included putting a vibrator on the bedside table of every woman, everywhere, because they believed that access to accurate sexual information and quality products had the potential to make everyone’s lives better.”

    Academia
    Photo by Krystal Ramirez
  9. My Body Remembers

    “A year ago, I retired from football, but the effects of playing this game will likely never leave me.” Retired NFLer Eugene Monroe opens up about using cannabis to manage the chronic pain from years of sports-related injury.

    Health
  10. The Public Domain Review

    Celebrate art in the public domain with a journal dedicated to guiding you through its depths – “like a small exhibition gallery at the entrance to an immense network of archives . . . an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age.”

    Art
  11. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

    Essay
    JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)
  12. Here at the End of All Things

    “Fantasy worlds are defined by limits: much is unknown in these worlds, and the unknown either resists being known, or it is left in peace.” A longread on losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.

    Design
    Illustration by Kjell Reigstad, based on cartography by Dyson Logos.
  13. A Historical Walk in the English Lake District

    “It’s been a poignant, thought-provoking journey, punctuated by two monuments: one to a way of life; one to life extinguished; and both inextricably bound to the mountain.” In this longread, George Kitching guides us over the Coniston mountains in the English Lake District, diving into the history and culture of the area.

    Exploration
    Photo by George Kitching
  14. Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion.

    “Vietnamese food must always have balance. There is bitterness, there is sourness, there is the pain from heat, but there is also sweet. This is the goal of Vietnamese food: to have all the emotions of life in one bite.” Antonio Perez describes his culinary adventures in Vietnam with vivid, sensory details.

    Cooking
  15. A Very Awkward Breakup

    “My mind was spinning. Love with a Chance of Drowning was due to publish in three months time but the love itself was drowning.” Torre DeRoche had to promote her memoir at the same time she and her partner had split. At The Fearful Adventurer, she explains what happens.

    Authors