JAMIE KEILES

Freelance human
Former blog celebrity and Rookie Mag staffer.
Current nobody and loving it.

This is my writing portfolio.
Visual arts work lives here.

The best way to contact me is via email.

Press about my work can be found here.

FREELANCE COPYWRITING

Planning a Quintessential Toronto Weekend Mindful Wanderlust (for SEER Interactive) 04.01.14

8th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival…a success! The Narrator (for NY Writers Coalition) 08.28.12
More work for NY Writers Coalition »

NONFICTION

In Defense of Iced Coffee The Billfold (an Awl network blog) 07.15.13
Spending 9% of my income on iced drinks (and why that’s okay)

A Personal History with Rookie Mag (Etsy.com blog) 11.02.11
My mom had a cooler childhood than I did. At least a prettier one. 

Brother Tim’s Veggies The Chicago Weekly 04.25.12 
Brother Tim’s serves up vegetarian junk food. 

Floats Your Boat The Chicago Weekly 01.27.12 
Chicagoans flock to McCormick Place for the annual Chicago Boat, Sports, & RV Show.

God Save the Scene The Chicago Weekly 11.23.11 
A Punk venue is resurrected on the second floor of a Bridgeport church.

»You can view all of my work for The Chicago Weekly here

FOR TEENAGERS

What You Need to Know About Drinking Rookie Mag 07.16.12
Suggestions to help yourself and your friends stay safe.

Losing It Rookie Mag 04.12.12
Tips, warning, and corroboration for the first time you have sex—however you define it. 

Girl About Town Rookie Mag 03.19.12
An urban-exploration guide.

An Actually Useful Article About Dressing for a Party Rookie Mag 01.02.12
Without any mention of your body shape or style personality.
» Anthologized in Rookie Yearbook One (2012; Drawn & Quarterly) 

Do It Yourself Rookie Mag 10.20.12
What we talk about when we talk about masturbation.
» Anthologized in Rookie Yearbook One (2012; Drawn & Quarterly) 

»You can view all of my work for Rookie Mag here

INTERVIEWS

Fake Shore Drive Chicago Weekly 02.21.13 (co-authored with Dan Reis)
Interview with Andrew Barber and Tyrine Howard of hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive.

OLD PROJECTS

SlutWalk Chicago 2011 (June 2011)
An early, so-so attempt at feminist community organizing. 

The Seventeen Magazine Project (May through July 2010)
One month living by the rules of Seventeen magazine. (3 subsequent years living as an embarrassed internet pseudoceleb.)