Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, and podcaster living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of the young women’s pop culture magazine BUST and as host of BUST‘s podcast Poptarts, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and was the drummer for the feminist slut-rock band Royal Pink and the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers.
Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, as well as in Tom Tom Magazine, The Awl, Salon, and The Longridge Review. In 2014, she was a featured panelist at BinderCon, a symposium on women writers in N.Y.C., and was a speaker on The New School’s panel Music, Media, and The F Word. In 2015, she was invited to read as part of the Lamprophonic Emerging Writers’ Series in N.Y.C. And in 2016 and 2017, she was a featured speaker at CUNY Kingsborough’s annual Diversity Symposium.
Her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, PoemMemoirStory, The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, The Borfski Press, Riverhawk, The SFWP Annual, and The Virginia Normal. And her short story “The Addict” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. She is currently working on a novel.
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