The Mad Duck Coalition, LLC was initially launched in NYC, February 2020 (excellent timing). While teaching writing at several state universities, the founding mad duck, Jeffrey (“The MD”), saw the need for birds of a feather to flock together, so to speak.

The MDC’s mission is to provide a selective and reputable outlet for the unusual and intriguing intellectuals who just need someone to take the time to engage with them and their fine work.

Jeff is sitting near a window in front of a typewriter looking over a written page.


Jeffrey, the proud Editor-in-Chief of this fine flock, graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College in Writing, Literature, and Publishing; got his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in Creative Writing; and gathered experience across almost every aspect of the publishing process, before even enrolling in Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism’s Publishing Course. He is a proud member of Wikipedia and The Scholars’ Portal, hosted and organized by Adam Smith Works. His interests include working on his personal postfact novels, systemology, and a solid happy hour.

Ben looking at the camera while reading a book in a wingback chair.


Ben, our non-fiction specialist, has obtained numerous awards for his essay expertise. His works have been published in prestigious college journals, from Cornell to Oxford (yes, that one). He graduated Vassar college with a BA in English, minoring in Music and Philosophy, having presided over their English Committee and Critical Journal. He now works to complete his MPhil at Cambridge, English PhD at Tufts, and serve Yale Press (and The MDC) to the best of his abilities!

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