Maggie Mertens is a writer and journalist located in Seattle, WA. Her essays and reporting have appeared in The New York Times Opinionator, The Atlantic.com, ESPNw, The Guardian, Deadspin, VICE, The Cut, The Billfold, Glamour, Fast Company, NPR, Pacific Standard, Refinery29, and Creative Nonfiction, among others.
In 2019, Maggie became co-founder and Managing Editor of Bitterroot Magazine.
Maggie earned a B.A. in English Literature and Italian Studies from Smith College, and an M.F.A. in Creative-Nonfiction Writing from The New School.