Posts by: The Rumpus

What to Read When You Want to Avoid the News

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From drugs to celebrities to murder to just plain good writing, here are five books that offer us a brief respite from the onslaught of terrifying news. ...more

Next Letter in the Mail: Georgia Bellas

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail from Georgia Bellas! While sitting in an airport drinking a gin and tonic and from the mountains while crickets sing, Georgia sends a letter begun in an airport drinking a gin and tonic, and finished from the mountains while crickets sing, hoping to bring you a little joy and to find out all about you, too.

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Next Letter for Kids: Kara LaReau

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Kara LaReau! Kara writes to us about the time she proudly handed in a report on Marian Anderson for Black History Month and got in trouble for using a good word.

Subscribe by January 30 to make sure this letter reaches your favorite young reader!

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Who Run the World?

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Look through these images, and feel proud. Feel inspired. Know that yes, the battle is uphill and will be hard-won, but it will be won. ...more

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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