Gay is a new publication partnership between Roxane Gay and Medium. We will be publishing work weekly, covering a wide variety of topics. We will also assemble ambitious, compelling quarterly themed issues. We are now accepting submissions, on a rolling basis, and look forward to hearing from new and established writers with new and fresh voices.
Gay will offer some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. We are interested in deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.
Editor: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and New York Times bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel and the editor of Best American Short Stories 2018. She is currently at work on film and television projects, a book of writing advice, an essay collection about television and culture, and a YA novel entitled The Year I Learned Everything. In 2018, she won a Guggenheim fellowship.
Deputy Editor: Laura June
Laura June’s writing has appeared in The Awl, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, New York Magazine, The Outline, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Now My Heart is Full; a Memoir. She was previously a staff writer at The Outline, parenting editor at The Cut, and a features editor at The Verge.
Managing Editor: Kaitlyn Adams
Kaitlyn Adams is a Los Angeles native and has been working for Roxane Gay since 2017. She studied English literature and book publishing at BYU, and edited for their College of Humanities publications department. Before working for Roxane, Kaitlyn spent three years as an executive assistant and in-house editor for Englander Knabe & Allen, a local public relations firm. During her college years she had a lot of fun working as temporary support staff at HBO, Bon Appetit and Vogue magazine.