Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner’s Lenny Letter shuts down with goodbye note to fans


The digital newsletter Lenny Letter, once home to essays by Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, and Troian Bellisario, has officially shut down. Founders Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (her producing partner on Girls and Camping) confirmed the news Friday morning through a goodbye letter to fans — the final Lenny Letter.

“In the three years since we began, the Internet has opened up for underrepresented writers in ways we wouldn’t have predicted or believed from our 2015 bunker,” the note reads. “It was an honor to be part of that brigade, and we can’t wait to see how those who forged that path keep holding space after Lenny is gone.

“While there’s no one reason for our closure, this change allows for growth and a shift in perspectives — ours and yours. But can we ask one favor? Please, continue to push forward the voices that need a platform, the untold stories that deserve to be heard, the diversity that the publishing industry claims to value but has never mastered.”

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