Molly McArdle is a writer and editor in New York City.


I'm the editor in chief of Roadmap, a magazine about work from Allma.

Previously, I've worked as an editor at Brooklyn Magazine, Stripe's Increment, the Gates Foundation-funded How We Get to Next, The Rumpus, and Library Journal. From 2011-2022, I ran the email newsletter the Daily GIF.


I write—reported nonfiction, essays, criticism, and fiction—most about culture and place. My work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, where I’m a regular contributor; Brooklyn Magazine, where I served as books editor; as well as GQ; Esquire; Oxford American; Food + Wine; Bookforum; The Believer; Popular Science; Audubon Magazine; Hemispheres; Suitcase; Men's Health; Next City; Atlas Obscura; BuzzFeed; The Los Angeles Review of Books; Pacific Standard; Nylon; Extra Crispy; The Toast; The Rumpus; Bitch Magazine; Daily Dot; The Oyster Review; Fusion; and Library Journal. Longreads named my profile of Saeed Jones to its Best of 2016: Arts & Culture Writing list. When it existed, I was a contributing writer to Amtrak’s onboard magazine, The National. I've also worked on a coffee table book about food and wine around the world for National Geographic.

I have an MFA in fiction. My short stories have appeared in PANK, Midnight Breakfast, and Barnstorm Journal. In 2024, I was awarded a writing residency at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre to continue work on a novel.