Posts by: The Rumpus

Writers Resist: #LouderTogether

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This Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m., PEN America hosts the flagship New York City event of a national rallying effort under the banner of WRITERS RESIST. This literary protest will bring together hundreds of writers and their fellow New Yorkers on the steps of the New York Public Library in a collective stand to defend free expression, reject hatred, and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Susannah Nevison

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail from author Susannah Nevison! Susannah writes a moving and beautifully honest letter about leaving—places, parties, relationships, one’s own body—and her past history as a “Very Messy Leaver.”

To read more about Susannah and find out whether she has solved her Messy Leaver troubles, subscribe to Letters in the Mail before January 13!  

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New Readers Report: “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

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We’re hungry for more writing from Rumpus readers, so we’re now accepting submissions for our next Readers Report!

This time, in light of the upcoming inauguration, we’re asking you to tackle the theme “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” (We’ll be running the piece the week following the inauguration.)

Please send your submissions, maximum 400 words, to Susan Clements at silentjoy2001 AT yahoo.com.

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The Rumpus 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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We've gathered up our favorite gifting ideas this holiday season and put them together into one handy list! ...more

Next Letter for Kids: Allyson Hoffman

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This month we have a Letter in the Mail for our adult program that was so awesome we wanted to send it to Letters for Kids subscribers, too! It’s from writer and illustrator Allyson Hoffman. Allyson shares with us the people she’s grateful for, the things that make her happy, and the places that she loves, using words and very special drawings.

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Rumpus Limited-Time Holiday Gifts!

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For the first time, we are offering gift boxing for our original WLAMF mug! Now you can send your favorite writer a daily dose of inspiration, all boxed up with a pretty bow on top!

And our Rumpus totes, perfect for carrying your holiday loot, come with your choice of one of the following signed books through 12/31 as long as supplies last: The Hundred Year Flood by Matthew Salesses, Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke, Find Me by Laura van den Berg, I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell, and Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai.

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Black Friday Sale and Rumpus Holiday Gifts!

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This holiday season, give the gift of The Rumpus! We have plenty of holiday gift options for the well-read optimist or literary child in your life, and we're kicking things off with a Black Friday sale! ...more

United We Stand

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No one knows exactly what the next four years will bring. But we are always stronger when we protest together. ...more

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From the Editors: Election 2016

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This election is critical. We are code-red. We might elect our first woman president, or we might elect a man who is at best dangerous and unqualified and at worst the end of democracy as we know it today. ...more

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Next Letter for Kids: Kristen Kittscher

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Kristen Kittscher! Kristen writes about all the strange and exciting magic around us every day!

Subscribe by September 29 to receive her letter. And, don’t miss our special fall promotion! Purchase a one-year subscription to Letters for Kids by September 30 and you’ll receive a hardcover copy of Coyote Moon signed by author Maria Gianferrari!

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Join Us at the Brooklyn Book Festival

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Tomorrow is the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. The book festival includes readings, signings, and panel discussions free and open to the public.

Find the Rumpus at Booth 238, where you can chat with editors and contributors and get your hands on some awesome Rumpus merchandise like t-shirts, tote bags, and the WLAMF mug you know you need in your life (we’ll even have the Special Edition mug, not currently available online)!

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