Emily Meg Weinstein’s work has appeared in Salon, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Longreads, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Electric Literature, The Billfold, The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, and other publications and anthologies. Her essay, “Mating Habits of the Asterisk,” was mentioned as a Notable Essay of 2014 in The Best American Essays 2015.
In 2001, Emily received a B.A. with honors from Brown University, in “Freedom and Education,” an independent major she designed herself. In 2010, she was a Researcher-In-Residence in Freetown Christiania, in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2012, she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship in nonfiction to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. From 2011 to 2013 she was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. She has been awarded residencies at Caldera Arts, This Will Take Time, and Pine Meadow Ranch.
Born in New York City and raised in Queens and Long Island, Emily now lives on a houseboat in the San Francisco Bay and roams in her second home, the Free Ford Freestar. She is working on a memoir about rock climbing and human emotions.