The Mammoth

Original long-form nonfiction narrative writing

Selected: Paige Williams on the Boston Bombings

By Karl Whitney. In the initial media scrum after an event such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon on Monday, it’s often difficult to produce thoughtful, informative reporting, especially … Continue reading

April 17, 2013

Allegorical Frieze

During a trip to Chicago a chance meeting on the Michigan Avenue Bridge reveals tensions between a young man and his travel companions, in this essay by David Griffith. The … Continue reading

March 4, 2013

The Birds Have Flown

Salisbury Plain has long been known for its use in military exercises carried out by the British and American armed forces. Less has been heard about the settlements deserted when the army … Continue reading

September 25, 2012

‘A union of hearts’: love and incest in the nineteenth century

Andrew and Maria Murray were the son and daughter of the head of the immensely powerful Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape Colony, in what later became South Africa. Sarah Emily … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Selected: Rachel Andrews on the Maze prison

By Karl Whitney. The Mammoth aims to publish new non-fiction narrative writing, while also showcasing quality non-fiction narrative published elsewhere. This is the first in the ‘Selected’ series of blogposts, … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Call for proposals

The Mammoth is an online journal publishing non-fiction narrative writing. We welcome your proposals for blog-length pieces (600-1000 words) and longer non-fiction essays (2000 words and over). In particular we … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 6 Comments