We have a new Monthly Book Report coming out on Monday! If you haven’t already subscribed, today is the day. You don’t want to miss our roundup of the stellar fiction, nonfiction, and poetry reviews that went up on the site this past month—plus, we throw in a Rumpus Original Fiction story for good measure....more
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Tomorrow Rumpus columnist Allyson McCabe will begin hosting “FM Mutations,” a new radio show on Bridgeport, CT station 89.5 FM WPKN (and online at WPKN.org). Every 5th Wednesday of the month from noon till 1 p.m. Allyson will spin rock, punk, and indie gems—mostly demos, covers, outtakes and other rarities....more
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a hardcover edition of Mom, There’s a Dinosaur in Beeson’s Lake from the Secrets of a Lab Rat series, signed by illustrator Jim Paillot! (Jim also writes our next letter.)
In the book, Scab has to overcome his fear of the deep end to pass a swimming test so he can go back to Beeson’s lake to find proof of the dinosaur....more
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a hardcover edition of the just-released Penny & Jelly: The School Show, signed by author Maria Gianferrari! (Maria also writes our next letter.) Penny & Jelly: The School Show is a wonderful book about perseverance and the bond between a child and her dog, and is sure to make you—and your favorite young person—smile....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Maria Gianferrari! A self-proclaimed bird-nerd, Maria writes to us about all the wildlife she sees around her home in Leesburg, Virginia and while traveling cross-country with her family. She sends lots of pictures of wildlife, birds nests, and even a hummingbird’s nest!...more
Our very own Dan Weiss (of Morning Coffee fame) will be taking the rest of June and all of July off from his duties here to go on tour across the country with his band (and Rumpus events favorites) The Yellow Dress....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rebecca Makkai! Rebecca writes a handwritten letter from her home airport O’Hare, sharing with us its secrets. She also tell us the best traits of other airports, and some funny games you can play while waiting in them....more
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win an awesome hardcover edition of the first book in the action-packed RuneWarriors trilogy, signed by author Jim Jennewein! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by June 18th telling us why you do or don’t subscribe to Letters For Kids....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Jim Jennewein! Jim tells us how he came to love reading as a kid, in a handwritten letter that includes doodles and even a poem!
Jim Jennewein lives in a bloodthirsty, barbaric land filled with evil tyrants, slimy monsters, and comely maidens....more
The Rumpus is looking for an Assistant Interviews Editor! Gain hands-on knowledge of the editing process by working closely with a Rumpus editor....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Darcey Steinke! Darcey writes to us about what she’s been thinking while enduring the snow and cold of Brooklyn and Princeton.
Darcey is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (Bloomsbury 2007) and the novels Milk (Bloomsbury 2005), Jesus Saves (Grove/Atlantic 1997), Suicide Blonde (Atlantic Monthly Press 1992), Up Through the Water (Doubleday 1989), and Sister Golden Hair (Tin House 2014)....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Heidi Schulz! Heidi writes to us about her suspicion of giraffes and her very special skill involving balloons! Her letter is handwritten, and has lots of cool doodles! Heidi is the author of Hook’s Revenge and she’s generously donated a signed copy for our next giveaway—keep an eye on our Facebook page for details!...more
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a beautiful hardcover edition of The Key & The Flame, signed by the author Claire M. Caterer! (Claire also wrote our next Letter for Kids.) All you have to do for a chance to win is head over to our Letters for Kids Facebook page by May 2nd and leave a comment telling us where you first heard of Letters for Kids....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from writer Aracelis González Asendorf. Aracelis González Asendorf writes to us from sunny Florida about the joys of family and the Cuban tradition of pig roasts!
Aracelis was born in Cuba and raised in Florida....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Claire Caterer! Claire writes to us about her outdoor wild friend Pete the cardinal. Pete’s not like other cardinals but he has won Claire’s heart, and he’ll win yours too. This letter is handwritten with lots of awesome drawings of Pete doing all sorts of things....more
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a copy of My Secret Guide to Paris, signed by the author Lisa Schroeder! Plus a signed bookmark! (Lisa also wrote our next Letter for Kids.) All you have to do for a chance to win is head over to our Letters for Kids Facebook page by April 17th and leave a comment telling us why you think it’s important for children to read....more