Zibby Mag

The Webby Award-winning literary lifestyle destination.


At Zibby Mag, we strive to give you even more access to authors than you can get elsewhere. We publish original content like author-written essays, spotlights and Q&As, round-ups, and more. Dip in and out to get a taste of the literary life and find your next great read.

How I’ve Learned to Make Space for My Queerness and My Culture

When I Left Venezuela, I Lost Much More Than My Country

The Trouble With Bodies

Growing Up Without a Mother Is Painful, but There Is Hope

Not Now, Not Ever

How Creativity Helped Me Recover From the Loss of My Husband

Reconciling a Season of Heartbreak with a Season of Gratitude

How to Show Up for a Griever During the Holidays

What My Friend’s Death Taught Me About Life, Loss, and Writing

The Alternate Story to Suffering Is Joy

Horror Films Were My Armor, Until I Lost My Cousin

Creating a Scholarship in Honor of My Late Friend

At Eighteen Years Old, I Lost All My Hair From Chemotherapy

How I Learned to Never Abandon Hope

Award-Winning Photographer and Writer Jill Krementz on Playwright Wendy Wasserstein

Baseball Mended My Complicated, and Downright Painful, Relationship With My Father

I've Had Cancer 5 Times—I'm Finally Ready to Share My Story

My Grandmother Survived the Holocaust—My Historical Fiction Keeps Her Memories Alive

The Appalachian Origins of Memorial Day

Post-Mother’s Day Musings: Loss and Success

“Put Your Oxygen Mask On Before Assisting Others” Is Some of the Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

5 Tips for Surviving Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

Fifty Shades of a General Contractor

Saying Goodbye to My Free-Spirited Sister

Grief Is a Song

How My Cancer Diagnosis Brought Out My Inner Superhero

The Memorializing Power of a Name

Writing a Novel Kept My Partner Alive

How Victorian Rituals Helped Me Through Widowhood

How Yoga Helped Me Confront My Grief

After Years of IVF Treatment, I Made an Impossible Choice

I’m Not Hiding My Tears From My Kids Anymore

Remembering a Few Perfect Mornings With My Father

Inheriting My Mother’s Legacy of Love

Slowly Saying Goodbye to My Mother: An Alzheimer’s Story

I’m Learning to Love What Is Left of My Father

Remembering My Father’s Sweet Legacy of Love

How I Found My Way Back to My Mother After I Lost Her to Dementia

What I Learned From a Patient I Treated in Therapy

Hurricane Ian Spared Our Home in Florida, Many of Our Neighbors Weren’t as Lucky

Writing About Death Made Me a Better Author and Mother

Mourning the Queen’s Death is Complicated

My Husband Died on 9/11, Will I Ever Feel Closure?

Honoring My Mother By Passing Her Story Down to My Children

How I’m Processing the Language We Use Around Loss

I Won’t Feel Guilty For Continuing to Grieve My Late Husband

Using My Voice for Change Has Given My Grief Purpose

Watching Our Elderly Dog’s Slow Death Gutted Me

Learning How to Grieve for an Extraordinary Friend

A Lesson I Didn’t Want to Teach

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