Posts by: The Rumpus
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....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Jenn Bishop! Jenn writes to us all about her many pets—meet and see pictures of Brownie the rabbit, gerbils Ralphy and Flash, and cats Suki and Lilly.
Subscribe by January 13 to make sure this letter reaches your favorite young reader and animal-lover!...more
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....more
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!...more
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....more
Got a little holiday gift money burning a hole in your pocket? Need a mug for all the coffee you’ll be drinking to catch up on deadlines? Heading on a winter vacation and need a cool tee-shirt? We’ve got the sale for you!...more
And don’t forget that a Letters for Kids subscription makes a perfect stocking-stuffer or last-minute gift for young readers in your life!...more
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....more
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....more
Why are we afraid? Because in the two days since the election was called, there have been numerous accounts of harassment and violence, motivated by racism, homophobia, and sexism. These events are happening all over the country, in liberal cities and in rural towns....more