We want to read your true New York City stories.
We are interested in a wide variety of topics, including those involving deli meat, baby powder, and graffiti. We’re looking for essays that go beyond a quirky anecdote or a beautiful vignette. Tell us why this story—and this city—matters to you.
Past truth-tellers have included Michael Cunningham, Tom Beller, Bryan Charles, Said Sayrafiezadeh, and Phillip Lopate.
We’ve been publishing the very best writers of NYC since 2000, and you can check out our two anthologies here and here.
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by Mickey Z.
"All the movies I worked on were filmed in the metropolitan area so at least I got to sleep at home after toiling all day as a m
by Nina Camp
Last week I officially let go of my faux-boyfriend. The moment of truth happened in a lavender room with a [...]
by Kate Angus
Recalling New York in a land of deep sylvan silences
by M. Loomis
I have been in psychotherapy just over a year, and the whole experience at this point boils down to the single image
by Peter Wortsman
In the immediate wake of the storm nothing worked. Neither power nor light, neither running water nor heat, neither internet [...]