We curated a corpus of writing to use in testing proselint. Here, we give the references for all the texts in our corpus. (We can't distribute the corpus directly because we don't have permission from those holding the copyright.)


  • "A Beautiful Day" by Lisa Gruenberg (Ploughshares)
  • "Art of the steal: On the trail of world's most ingenious thief" by Joshuah Bearman (Wired)
  • "The chess master and the computer" by Garry Kasparov (The New York Review of Books)
  • "Consider the lobster" by David Foster Wallace (Gourmet)
  • "The fourth state of matter" by Jo Ann Beard (The New Yorker)
  • "Frank Sinatra has a cold" by Gay Talese (Esquire)
  • "Getting in" by Malcolm Gladwell (The New Yorker)
  • "Happiness is a Worn Gun" by Dan Baum (Harper's Magazine)
  • "Hope. Change. Reality." by Wil S. Hylton (GQ)
  • "The last American hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!" by Tom Wolfe (Esquire)
  • "Lessons from late night" by Tina Fey (The New Yorker)
  • "The love app" by Lauren Collins (The New Yorker)
  • "M" by John Sack (Esquire)
  • "My Genome, My Self" by Steven Pinker (The New York Times)
  • "Pandora's briefcase" by Malcolm Gladwell (The New Yorker)
  • "Prison without walls" by Graeme Wood (The Atlantic)
  • "The rape of American prisoners" by David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow (The New York Review of Books)
  • "Superman comes to the market" by Norman Mailer (Esquire)
  • "Swingers" by Ian Parker (The New Yorker)
  • "What do you think of Ted Williams now?" by Richard Ben Cramer (Esquire)
  • "The Accidental Universe" by Alan Lightman (Harper's Magazine)
  • "The case for reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic)
  • "The cost conundrum" by Atul Gawande (The New Yorker)
  • "The Devil's Bait" by Leslie Jamison (Harper's Magazine)
  • "The running novelist" by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel (The New Yorker)
  • "The School" by C.J. Chivers (Esquire)
  • "Two Heads" by Larissa MacFarquhar (The New Yorker)
  • "The case of the vanishing blonde" by Mark Bowden (Vanity Fair)

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