3 Quarks Daily Welcomes Our New Columnists

Hello Readers (and Writers!),

We received a triple-digit number of submissions of sample essays in our search for new columnists. Most of them were very good as usual (with the normal number of incomprehensible and some 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 on Mondays. Hence today we welcome to 3QD the top 32 people (in the combined ratings of the editors). Without further ado, here they are, in alphabetical order by last name:

  1. Fountain-pens-530Omar Ali
  2. Robert P. Baird
  3. Kevin S. Baldwin
  4. Simon Boas
  5. Rishidev Chaudhuri
  6. Gabe DiNicola
  7. Melody Dye
  8. Wayne Ferrier
  9. Julia Galef
  10. Jonathan Halvorson
  11. Liam Heneghan
  12. Joy Icayan
  13. Thomas Jacobs
  14. David Maier
  15. James McGirk
  16. Vivek Menezes
  17. Dave Munger
  18. Feisal H. Naqvi
  19. Jen Paton
  20. Alyssa Pelish
  21. Gautam Pemmaraju
  22. Steven Poole
  23. Akim Reinhart
  24. Meghan Rosen
  25. Ryan Sayre
  26. Haider Shahbaz
  27. Hartosh Bal Singh
  28. Robert Basil Talisse & Scott Forrest Aikin
  29. Terrance Tomkow
  30. Jenny White
  31. George Wilkinson
  32. Frederick William Zackel

A few of these people will begin writing at 3QD today (see below). 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,