Ester Bloom is a consultant, an editor, and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is a Senior Editor at the vertical Make It. Formerly, she was an editor at The Billfold (an Awl network site now on Medium) and the Barnes & Noble blog, and a Contributing Writer for The Atlantic. Joyland Magazine calls her “your new favorite savagely funny and insightful author.” The Best American Essays 2015 calls her “notable.”

As a literary consultant, she works with authors to complete manuscripts and to refine and place excerpts for publication. As a financial consultant, through top NYC agencies such as Droga5 and Ideo, she works to help major banks better understand and serve women and Millennial consumers.

Among other venues, her work appears in Slate, Salon, Creative Non-Fiction magazine, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, Flavorwire, Quartz, and the Daily Dot, where she wrote the advice column Aunt Acid, formerly of the Toast. The recipient of the 2014 Creative Non-Fiction Prize from Dogwood Literary, she has been interviewed on MSNBC,, HuffPost Live, WPIX 11 Morning News, the Geraldo Rivera Show, Bitch Magazine’s Popaganda podcast, Vice’s The Business of Life, and Slate’s United States of Debt podcast.

Follow her @shorterstory and check out her Contently page.

Contact: ester DOT bloom AT geemail DOT com or via her agent Erin Harris at Folio.

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