Posts by: The Rumpus
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s a very special letter from Melanie Simonich! Melanie writes to us about her father, the moon, and a unique friendship that began (and continue to this day) when she responded to a Letter in the Mail from Antonia Crane three years ago....more
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
We’re excited to premiere the book trailer for for Vanessa Blakeslee’s debut novel, Juventud, out October 31st from Curbside Splendor!
To celebrate the book’s release, Curbside Splendor is giving away five copies of Juventud to the first five people to share this post on Twitter with the hashtag #Juventud!...more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Matthew Salesses! Matthew writes to us about equality, possibilities, and missing Linsanity.
And we’re offering a special Let’s Get Cozy promotion—purchase or extend a yearly LITM subscription anytime during the month of September, and you’ll receive an autographed copy of Matthew Salesses’s The Hundred-Year Flood, just released 9/1 from Little A/Amazon Publishing!...more
The cool weather is approaching and The Rumpus wants to help you curl up with a good book! Purchase a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription anytime during the month of September, and you’ll receive an autographed copy of Matthew Salesses’s The Hundred-Year Flood, just released 9/1 from Little A/Amazon Publishing!...more
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