Lilly Dancyger is the Deputy Editor of Narratively, where she oversees the Memoir section and runs Memoir Monday, a monthly reading series in collaboration with The Rumpus, Tin House, Guernica, Granta, Longreads, and Catapult, featuring the best memoir writers of today. She is also a Contributing Editor and writing teacher at Catapult.

Lilly is the editor of BURN IT DOWN, an anthology of essays from women and non-binary writers on personal and collective anger, due out from Seal Press in Fall, 2019. 

She is currently working on a memoir about her father, Joe Schactman, who was an artist in the 1980s East Village gallery scene, and who died when Lilly was 12. The memoir explores his life and his heroin addiction through the lens of his artwork, and the imagery that Lilly inherited from him. It is also the story of the decade spent piecing his story together.

Lilly has a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, and has continued her writing education in workshops at Catapult, Corporeal Writing, and Tin House. 

Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Rumpus, Longreads, Catapult, Psychology Today, The Atlantic, and many other publications. 

She lives in New York City.


Contact me at lillydancyger at gmail for press requests about Burn It Down, or inquiries about editorial/consulting services. Please do not send Narratively pitches/submissions to this address. Those go here

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