About

Two girls with no answers but lots to say present: Manqué, an online magazine with a podcast half-sister.

We are Monica & Mary and we are from Massachusetts. We write about books and mental health.

Monica Busch is Manqué’s editor-in-chief. She is also a journalist and a teacher. She holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Mary Stathos is, among other things, Manqué’s photo editor, as well as a grad student studying counseling psychology. She takes a lot of photos of her cats and calls her mom every day.

We very much hope that you find someone at home.


Manqué began without any seed money and relies on support like yours to help fund its operations. This includes costs like managing our website, as well as our mission to begin paying contributors. If you like what we do and believe in our goal to provide a safe space for writers and artists to share thought-provoking work, please consider making a regular donation. You may contribute any amount you’d like.