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.


We began without any seed money and rely on reader support to fund our operations. This includes costs like managing our website, hosting our podcast, as well as our mission to begin paying contributors.

If you like what we do, believe in platforming conversations about literature and mental health, and want exclusive access to bonus content, please consider joining our Patreon.