Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins is a writer and Associate Editor at  Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.


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What to Do About the Vagina

“When writing about my labiaplasty, I had to remain present and expose every bloody detail.”

Aug 01, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Crushes, Flings, and Exes: On Writing About the Men Who Don’t Stay

“Women writers throughout history not only accepted transience through amorous affairs, but delighted in them.”

Jun 22, 2017
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The Bed Wench: On Writing About Your Community

“Fear is the most intimate partner I’ve ever had once I started my writing career.”

May 17, 2017
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A Conversation with Morgan Parker

“I will always write about black womanhood and I will always be influenced by popular culture and our contemporary myth.”

Jan 30, 2017
Cover Photo: Five Questions for Jennifer Dwork at Book of the Month by Morgan Jerkins
Five Questions for Jennifer Dwork at Book of the Month

“We want to bring the best stories to our members—no matter where they’re coming from.”

Aug 31, 2016
Cover Photo: Writer Spotlight: Lauren Suval by Morgan Jerkins
Writer Spotlight: Lauren Suval

“As we move through the stages of life, I think nostalgia is a concept all of us humans can truly identify with.”

May 27, 2016
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Five Questions for Lesley Nneka Arimah

“What I like about magical realism is that it throws our realism into stark relief.”

May 26, 2016
Cover Photo: "Tableaux Vivants," Arielle Berman
Today’s Reading List: New Work by Catapult Contributors

Essays and fiction by Alexander Chee, Saskia Vogel, Jasmine Sanders, and others

May 24, 2016
Cover Photo: Fire Jobs Friday! by Morgan Jerkins
Fire Jobs Friday!

Opportunities at Macmillan, HarperCollins, Tin House, The Huffington Post, and more

May 20, 2016
Cover Photo: Today’s Reading List: Women and Solitude by Morgan Jerkins
Today’s Reading List: Women and Solitude

Narratives from Rebecca Traister, Durga Chew-Bose, Maris Kreizman, and others

May 19, 2016