Whitney Hayes earned both a B.A. in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Chatham University. She has written freelance articles, worked as an Account Manager/Writer for a content marketing company, and served as a Book Coach for a publishing company. Hayes is also an extremely adept editor, has written several screenplays, and dabbles in both fiction and poetry. The primary focus for her work is nonfiction and she is currently finishing up a collection of essays.

Keep scrolling for a sample of her publications.


Literary Nonfiction:

Divorce By Numbers,” Atticus Review, January 2016

“The Bobby Problem,” Broad Magazine!, Winter Issue 2015

Bullet,Word Riot, June 2015

“Saved By Cake,” Under the Gum Tree, April 2015


Internet Essays:

Why I’m Choosing to Give America a Chance,” Bustle, November 2016

Half-Baked Ideas to Save the World: A Libertarian-Approved Gun Control Proposal,” Random Nerds, January 2016

Admit You’re Not Doing Anything about Gun Violence (and then do something about it),” Random Nerds, August 2015

The Different Rules on Death: Why only some shootings seem to matter,” Random Nerds, July 2015



Semicolon,” Body Parts Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016


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