About

Welcome to Manqué. Here, we believe that it’s OK to sometimes take things at face value — that personal taste doesn’t always warrant a defense.

Joan Didion may have said it best when she wrote that “to free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself and finds no one at home.”

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.


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