American Circus is a Pushcart Prize-winning journal of creative nonfiction.

Our writers are based in the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East, and represent some of the best emerging voices in journalism. They have contributed to publications like The New York Times, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's, GQ, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal.


American Circus is edited by Jamie Berk and Mostafa Heddaya.





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