John Darnielle
Columnist for Decibel; author of the 30 Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band and of 33 & 1/3: Master of Reality. Finishing a novel.
Durham, North Carolina
Alex Balk
The Internet version of Alex Balk
New York, NY
Alexander Chee
Novelist, short story writer, essayist, travel writer, generally itinerant but usually in NYC.
New York, NY
Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
Musing, Reflections, and Reactions of a working writer. "Never hope or dream more than you work."
New York City
Barry Lyga
I write stuff. Lots of stuff. Some of it doesn't suck.
New York
COLE STRYKER
Writer, media strategist, author of "Epic Win," a book about 4chan, and "Hacking the Future," a book about the value of anonymity on the Internet.
New York, NY
The Near-Sighted Monkey and Lynda Barry
If the thing we call the Arts has a biological function, what is it? The Near-Sighted Monkey and Lynda Barry post clues.
Southern Wisconsin
Ned Hepburn
Editor-at-large at Death & Taxes magazine and freelancer for Interview Magazine and Vice Magazine. Ask me about my Grandkids.
New York, NY
Emma Straub
Author of the short story collection 'Other People We Married' and the novel 'Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures.' Likes cats, cheese, shiny things.
Brooklyn, New York
David Jones
Author of two novels, a novelette and an anthology of short stories and poetry. Actor and filmmaker. Creator of worlds. Prolific eater of foods.
Liverpool, UK
Donald Food
Graduate student in poetry, working hard to make that "feel like" an " actual thing."
Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Matthew
A cloud in trousers, as Mayakovsky sez. In the process of getting a novel published. My tumblr is writing about pop music, my novel and queer things.
Elizabeth Wilcox
I'm a poet getting my PhD at the University of Southern California. I read whatever I can get my hands on.
Los Angeles, CA
Nina MacLaughlin
Tools, sweat, wood, books. I left my job at an alt-weekly to become a carpenter. I'm writing a book about it to be published by W.W. Norton.
Camgridge, MA
Adam Gnade
Adam Gnade's latest book, The Heat and the Hot Earth, was released in December. He lives on a farm in the rural Midwest.
Leavenworth, Kansas
Austin Kleon
I'm a writer who draws. Author of "Newspaper Blackout." I'm working on a new book called "Steal Like An Artist."
Austin, TX
Bart Schaneman
I write books, essays and poems. I contribute to publications in Asia and the U.S. My travelogue "Trans-Siberian" is out now via Microcosm Distribution.
Yeah Write!
Yeah Write is a creative writing community that posts daily writing prompts, answers your writing advice questions, publishes a lit mag, & more!
New York, NY
Nick Turse
Journalist, historian, and the author of Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
United States
Natasha Vargas-Cooper
Journalist.
Los Angeles
Andrew Romano
Senior Tacos Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Los Angeles, CA
The Tangential
The Tangential is a pop culture and creative writing blog. Our subject matter ranges from banging Winnie the Pooh characters to critiquing Atlantic articles.
Nick Miller
Wrote a novel called ISN'T IT PRETTY TO THINK SO? Working on a new novel now.
Los Angeles, CA
Scott Heim
riotous obsessions, random ghosts, floodgates, tiny blue lights, needy snuggling, indrid cold, flimsily structured songcraft, end credits
Boston, MA
Miles Klee
Fictionist. Author of stories, essays, satire and a novel, "Ivyland" (OR Books 2012).
New York, NY
VelvetBlory
A Blory is a blog/story hybrid; we post one daily. The best ones go in our quarterly mag. We scour tumblr for the best writing and give feedback.
London, UK
Fireland
Terrible hilarity by Joshua Allen.
Matthew Allard
Author. Freelance copywriter. Book lover. Internet geek.
Los Angeles, CA
Shane Burcaw
A sarcastic 19-year-old with SMA explores the humor in the disease that is slowly destroying his body, and reveals a lot more about his life along the way.
Eloisa James
I write bestselling romances—when I'm not teaching Shakespeare at Fordham University.
New York, NY
Rainbow Rowell
Author of ELEANOR & PARK, ATTACHMENTS and FANGIRL. Excitable.
Omaha, Nebraska
Molly McAleer
Baddest bitch in Los Angeles and I have been for a minute now. I will either ruin your life or make it a lot better. My dog Wagandstuff says "hey."
Los Angeles, CA
Matt Bell
Author of the novel IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS and other books.
Michigan
Leigh Stein
Author of the novel THE FALLBACK PLAN, and a book of poems, DISPATCH FROM THE FUTURE.
Brooklyn, NY
Route Nine
We are the journal of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets & Writers. Expect poetry, apple cider, student debt.
Amherst, MA
Anthony Luebbert
I have an MFA in fiction from Florida, but, oh, my tumblr is full of memoir, mine and sometimes yours.
Iowa
Mike Barthel
Pop culture, politics, and humor from a music critic turned cultural commentator.
Seattle, WA
Musings of an Inappropriate Woman: Rachel Hills
Ladymag hag writing on gender, creativity and the politics of everyday life.
London, United Kingdom
Nick Harkaway
Novelist. Perilous public speaker, futurologist for hire. Husband and father, dancer, drinker of Italian wines. I do not sing in public, because NO.
London, United Kingdom
Bruce Sterling
Visionary in Residence
Austin, Torino, Beograd
Molly Young
Writer for GQ, ELLE, New York Magazine.
New York, NY
John Green
I write books (Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars) and make videos with my brother Hank (vlogbrothers, crashcourse).
Indianapolis, IN
Bennett Madison
I write books for teenagers and whoever else feels like reading them. My next book is September Girls, out in May.
Brooklyn, New York
Roxane Gay
I write fiction, essays, and criticism for Salon, The Rumpus, Best American Short Stories 2012, NOON and so on. I want a tiny baby elephant.
The Midwest
dick from africa
My father and mother were Dutch Calvinist missionaries who had been commanded by God to bring the one true savior, the Christ, to the San of the Kalahari.
Bill Cheng
Bill Cheng is the author of Southern Cross the Dog, publishing May 2013 by Ecco / HarperCollins.
Brooklyn, NY
Laura Hurwitz
I am a writer/middle school English teacher with an inabilty to compartmentalize and internet access.
New Haven, CT
Jonathan Stutzman
writer, poet, amateur rememberer; a creator of past worlds on napkins, with pockets full of sand, stardust, and bits of childhood plastic.
Philadelphia, Pa
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Likely to wear muck boots to a party.
Vermont
Todd Frankenfield
Writes poetry, prose and short stories. Currently working on a novel and a cup of coffee. Raised by talking wolves.
Pennsylvania
Liz Moore
Author of the novels HEFT and THE WORDS OF EVERY SONG.
Philadelphia, PA
Elliott Holt
Writer. Pushcart Prize winner. My first novel, YOU ARE ONE OF THEM, will be published by The Penguin Press in June 2013.
Simen Edvardsen
This is an edited stream of consciousness.
Norway
Luke Neff
I teach, which means I show interesting things to students then ask questions like Ira Glass. Sometimes I turn these things into writing prompts.
Portland, Oregon
Jami Attenberg
My fourth book 'The Middlesteins' comes out in October. In the meantime I'm taking pics of delicious food and dogs in costumes.
Brooklyn, NY
Edan Lepucki
I'm the author of the forthcoming novel CALIFORNIA, and a staff writer for The Millions. I prefer to do all my reading in the bath.
Los Angeles, California
Ransom Riggs
Filmmaker, photographer, abandoned-things explorer, int'l bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Los Angeles
Julie Klausner
I'm what Grammy Hall would call "A Real Jew."
New York, NY
Daniel Kolitz
Music criticism, fiction, and public nervous breakdowns by someone who rarely takes his headphones off.
Newark, DE
brian braiker
writer, reporter, editor, musician. made of shame and whiskey.
Brooklyn, NY
Dean Van Nguyen
Dublin-based writer specialising in media, lifestyle and pop. Runs One More Robot magazine. As seen in The Deli, Wax Poetics, AU, Evening Herald, PopMatters and others.
Christopher Dickey
Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Editor for Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast. Author of six books, working on a seventh.
Paris, France / New York, NY
Dan Chaon
Photos, Weird stuff, flotsam related to my books and in particular my new story collection, STAY AWAKE.
Cleveland
Britt
Growing up has meant learning that people want others to shut up and stay in their place. I write to challenge that notion.
Chicago, IL
owsome
Chels blogs about science, art, baseball, and her adventures in journalism. She's pretty awesome. Or, you know, owsome.
Long Island, NY