The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Apparently romance novels are getting us knocked up and giving us STD’s and making us enter unhealthy relationships and the list goes on and on and on. (via)

“It may not be due to any particular deficiency in the magazine, but instead to the fact that we haven’t recently been writing the type of THING that you use.” In the 40’s, John D. McDonald, after getting popular enough to be solicited by magazines, began sending them form rejections.

“Perhaps more than any other writer in the twentieth century, he knew how to control his image.” — The Paris Review on Nabokov’s marketing talents.

A new website devoted to publishing unfinished novels (along with explanations of why they are unfinished), from The New Pages.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →