3QD’s New Columnists

Hello Readers (and Writers!),

Well, we received around ninety submissions of sample essays in our search for new columnists. Most of them were very good (with a few incomprehensible and even insane pieces thrown in, just to test our sanity, I suppose) and it was hard deciding whom to accept and whom not to. So hard, in fact, that we ended up deciding that we will dramatically expand the number of 3QD columns by doubling them. Hence, today we welcome to 3QD the top twenty people (in the combined ratings of the editors). Without further ado, these are, in alphabetical order by last name (this is not a ranking of any kind):

  1. Fountain-pens-530 Namit Arora
  2. Evert Cilliers
  3. Norman Costa
  4. Gerald Dworkin
  5. Richard Eskow
  6. Sam Kean
  7. Affinity Konar
  8. Kris Kotarski
  9. Colin Marshall
  10. Katherine McNamara
  11. Maniza Naqvi
  12. Alan Page
  13. Jonathan Pfeiffer
  14. Daniel Rourke
  15. Olivia Scheck
  16. David Schneider
  17. Aditya Dev Sood
  18. Jeff Strabone
  19. Bryant Urstadt
  20. Manisha Verma

Three of these people (Norman Costa, Affinity Konar, and Aditya Dev Sood) will begin writing at 3QD today. I will be in touch with the rest of you to schedule a start date. The “About Us” page will be updated with short bios and photographs of the new writers no later than the day they start.

Thanks to all of the people who sent samples of writing to us. It was sometimes tiring, but still a pleasure to read them all. If you didn't make it this time, we will keep you in mind for the future. And congratulations to the new columnists!

Best wishes,