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selected writing

2018

 

 

2017

On viral meme-turned-rapper Bhad Bhabie (New York Times Magazine); on professional wedding proposal planners (New York Times Magazine); on the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker (SSENSE); on waiting in line (Racked); on Cardi B (New York Times Magazine); on the Overwatch League Grand Finals (Thrillist); on treadmill running in virtual reality (Outside); on Narcan (The Outline); on hand-painted advertisements (New York Times Styles); on oyster farming (Saveur, print only); on marble carving (No Man's Land, print only)

On national parks (The New York Times Magazine); on nudists (Racked); on translating SpongeBob SquarePants to Broadway (The Outline); on the California Superbloom (New Yorker, online); on squats (New Yorker, online); on slime (New Yorker, online); on dealing drugs in self-driving cars (New York Times Magazine); on boating with boomers through the Okeechobee Canal (New York Times Magazine); on SUPERFOODS (New York Times Magazine); on Barbara Kruger, hypebeasts, and Supreme (New Yorker, online); on America's most beautiful freeway interchange (No Man's Land, print only); on noted teen eccentric Lil Yachty (New York Times Magazine); on #influencers (WIRED); on bus fiends (New Yorker, online); on amateur dermatology (New Yorker, online) 

2016

On my very first sip of Coca-Cola* (Eater); on millennials watching cat videos for pay (New York Times Magazine); on hoarding empty yogurt containers (Lucky Peach); on Fetty Wap (New York Times Magazine); on becoming a hat person (NY Mag

*Nominated for a 2017 James Beard Award; 2017 AFJ Awards finalist

2015

On visiting the world's largest drugstore (Vice); on plugging your ears with foam (New York Times Magazine); on fourth-wave coffee (The Hairpin); on extreme self care for modern ladies (Vice); on the parallel holes of Instagram and depression (Medium's The Message); on revenge for millennials (The Awl); on the penis on page 602 of the 1975 Fall/Winter Sears catalog (Medium's The Message); on optimizing your flesh prison (The Awl); on scented candles and self-actualization (NY Mag); on sweating (NY Mag); on assplay (Gawker); on God (The Awl)

 

I also write sometimes for the good 'n zany New York Times Kids Section, which is print only.  

 

teaching

 

I teach an occasional basics of freelance writing class in collaboration with my friend and editor Leah Finnegan. The workshop covers all the basics of pitching ideas, working with editors, and asking for money.  To bring us to your college or writing group, drop me an email at jamiekeiles@gmail. Past and upcoming dates are listed below:     

UPCOMING
Oct. 17+27 2018 @ Catapult NYC (register here
Nov. 17+Dec. 1 2018 @ Sarah Lawrence College (info coming soon) 

PAST
Feb/March '18 @ Catapult NYC (Sold Out)
May 4, 2018 1-3pm @ The University of Chicago (Sold Out)
June/July '18 @ Catapult NYC
Sept. 8, 2018 1pm @ Queens Public Library Ridgewood Branch (FREE!) 
 

I've written some blog posts about freelance writing here, here, here, and here

 

contact info

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Based in Queens, New York; email, if you must, can go to jamiekeiles@gmail
My tweets are here; my Insta is here; here is my very irregular newsletter about shopping
Represented by Marya Spence at Janklow & Nesbit

 

about me

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I write moderately about the best way to arrange the time before death. Frequently this writing is funny, though that's usually incidental. Due to popular demand, I have honed a few rudimentary reporting techniques and can now skate by as a serious journalist. In any case, I try to do work that entertains people and makes them feel calm and smart. 


born New Year's Day '92
KEILES is pronounced KAY-liss

On podcasts: talking about depression, talking about SpongeBob.