Writer (memoir, criticism). Editor (literally everything). Podcaster (Didn’t Read It, a podcast about books).


Literary publications in The AudacityNorthwest Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review.

Bylines at Pitchfork, Bustle, Vox, Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound, The Austin American-Statesman and more.

Literary Publications & Personal Essays

Pop Culture

Profiles, Interviews and Reports

Album Reviews

Concert Reviews

Movie Reviews


List and Roundtable Contributions

Podcasts and Interviews

  • Consequence of Sound Podcast conversation about ‘Dookie’s 25th Anniversary, 2019 (Audio
  • SXSW 2019 Featured Speaker Conversation with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace (Clip) (recap in the Austin Chronicle)
  • Writer’s League of Texas: Writing About Music Panel 2018 (Audio
  • Moderator at Texas Book Festival 2018 Panel: Writing About Music (no audio/video)
  • Taking Care of My Mental Health With SIMS (Blog)
  • KOOP 91.7 Remix Radio Show conversation: Best Austin Music of 2015 (Audio)
  • The Hot Conversation Podcast (Audio
  • The Latest Toughs (Audio)


Kayleigh Hughes is a writer and editor from Columbus, Ohio. She has an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as an editor for over a decade — both in AP and Chicago style — and spent most of her twenties also moonlighting as a pop culture journalist focusing specifically on music and film. She attended the 2022 and 2023 Kenyon Review Summer Writers Workshop. She is currently finishing a memoir about all the dirty stuff the women in her family wake up to and go to bed with, and she’s cohost of the book podcast Didn’t Read It.


E-mail me at kayleigh@ovrld.com.

Twitter: @kayleighqueue

IG: @kayleighq

My Venmo handle is: @hugheskayleigh