Ester Bloom is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, a Contributing Editor at The Billfold (an Awl network site) 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.”

Among other venues, her work appears in Slate, Salon, Creative Non-Fiction magazine, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, Flavorwire, and the Toast, where she also writes the advice column Aunt Acid. The recipient of the 2014 Creative Non-Fiction Prize from Dogwood Literary, she has been interviewed on MSNBC,, HuffPost Live, WPIX 11 Morning News, and the Geraldo Rivera Show.

Follow her @shorterstory, check out her Contently page here, and subscribe to her charmingly infrequent, fleetingly fascinating dispatches here or by using the form below.

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

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