Hi. I’m Charlotte Shane, a writer and publisher.

My primary focus for this year is finishing Tell Me You're Happy to See Me for Simon & Schuster. I have poor self-discipline, so please wish me luck.

I used to freelance more frequently but lately Bookforum is the only magazine in which you’ll regularly find my byline. I just can’t say no to them.

I publish the work of writers I admire through TigerBee Press, which I cofounded in 2015. Our most recent title is I Love Art. We also make cards, prints, totes—whatever we’re in the mood for.


In the image above, two dear friends are presenting me with an award for being the worst woman. This picture was taken at New York’s Ace Hotel in May of 2018 by Seze Devres, on the final night of a monthly reading series I hosted for two years.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17th, 7:30pm at Branded Saloon
Since U Been Gone

Friday, November 8, 7pm at Venus In Furs
Rachel Rabbit White’s Porn Carnival release


Selected Writing

Still Eating Animals (Bookforum)
Time’s Up (The Baffler)
So You Think You’ve Got Class (The New Inquiry)
We Live in a Society

Hard Stuff (TLS)
Lust Never Sleeps (Bookforum)

The Body Politic (Bookforum)
Death, and Nearness to It
Nowhere Fast (Bookforum)

On Anne Carson’s Splintered Brilliance (The New Republic)
Ballet For Horses (The New Republic)
Deep Cuts

I Think About This A Lot (The Cut)
Hugh Hefner is Dead (TLS)

Breaking The Waves (Bookforum)
A Century of Women Fighting Back (The New Republic)
What Men Want (Dissent)
Feminist History
Mommy Issues (Dissent)
Feminist Living (The Nation)

Live Through This (The New Inquiry)
Obstruction of Justice ( Harper’s)

Telling Time (Real Life)
66FF00 (WebSafe2k16)
Personal Writing
When Desire Goes Dark (Hazlitt)
The Ways We Don’t Talk About Wealth (The New Inquiry)


I still have a tiny letter that I use very rarely to share essays that don’t appear anywhere else. It’s free to join.

I’m represented by Samantha Shea at Georges Borchardt. My social media profiles are linked below. If you like cats you’ll love my Instagram stories and yes, I have a Soundcloud profile but no, I am not a rapper.