The Rumpus College Book-Review Competition

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The Rumpus is having a book review competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

First prize: $200 and publication in The Rumpus.

Second prize: $100 and publication in The Rumpus.

Third prize: Publication in The Rumpus.

There is no fee to enter. Book reviews must be at least 600 words (no longer than 1,500 words) and concern literary fiction, creative non-fiction, or memoir. The publication date of the book is irrelevant. The deadline to submit your review is June 1, 2009.

Please email book reviews to: bookreview@therumpus.net.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →