Lily Houston Smith


Lily Houston Smith is a freelance writer, journalist, podcast producer, and copy editor based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Lapham’s Quarterly, Guernica, Insider, LA Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, and elsewhere. She also contributes unsigned fiction reviews to Kirkus and ghostwrites for several content developers. Previously, Lily was the editorial intern at Lapham’s Quarterly. She holds a BA in Classical Languages from Bard College and an MA in Cultural Reporting & Criticism from NYU.

Recently, Lily’s mom suggested Lily be more specific about her interests on her website, and this suggestion struck Lily as helpful but also filled her with despair. You see, Lily’s interests are unwieldy and appear to have no common thread. She writes about books, domesticated animals, television, real and imagined dystopias, addiction, horror movies, graphic novels, Twitter gossip, body dysmorphia, trashy reality TV, and dead languages. Recently, she watched Fate: The Winx Saga and, contrary to popular opinion, believed it to be the best television series ever made. 

You can see what Lily is up to by following her on Twitter: @Lily_H_Smith