spilling over

sam einsig miles mcmahon i’ve known since third grade that i was queer. i noticed freckles & giggles no matter who made them, noticed hands — touch — knowing that i wanted the closeness but couldn’t stand the pressure.  even then, being identified as feminine made my skin feel tight. i hated the giveaway of …

photographer bios

miles mcmahon is a senior graphic design and art history double major. He enjoys loitering in art museums, listening to sad indie music, and watching cooking competitions instead of actually cooking for himself. gabi libenson is a first-year communications major at Susquehanna. She grew up in New Hampshire and has spent most of her life traveling across the …

mega millions

jacob dimpsey miles mcmahon The Mega Millions drawing is tonight and my head is already bathed in the ethereal glow of paid-off student loans, sports cars, and luxury condos by the ocean when Lori asks if I’d like to participate in a lottery pool with some other store employees. Don’t bother, a passing customer interrupts …

2019 print issue

gabi libenson In addition to our online issue, Essay also publishes a print issue featuring a different set of works by talented nonfiction writers. Enjoy these audio excerpts from some of the pieces in the 2019 print issue. If you would like a copy of the print issue, please email the editors at essaymagazine@susqu.edu. the …

2019 masthead

cara roets CO-EDITORS: rachel pietrewicz & hannah phillips DESIGNER & MANAGING EDITOR: deon robinson WEB MANAGER: ashley toomey READING BOARD: julie bauer, mackenzie bowers, alison cerri, patrick durney, jason ferris, lydia gilliam, hope martin, hayli mcclain, sarena pollock, kayla quinn, jordyn taylor, alaina walls, kaitlynn yeager COPYEDITORS: nikki anderson, alison cerri, amanda gillette, quinn burkhart FACULTY ADVISORS: hasanthika sirisena & glen retief …