Posts by: The Rumpus

“Becoming pen pals with an author! How cool is that?”

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Our most recent Letter for Kids comes from Holly Schindler, and over at her website, Schindler shares her thoughts on the program:

Does anything in this world feel quite as special or personal as an actual physical letter arriving in the mail?  I’m a big fan of the handwritten, of stationery and funky pens.  Of Christmas cards and thank-you notes that require a stamp instead of an “@” to arrive at the intended destination.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Paul Rome

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail and it’s from writer Paul Rome! Paul writes to us about going on a mission to IKEA to find a new writing table. And then, while sitting at his new table on a Sunday afternoon, he writes some more, about time and how it’s difficult to imagine the way things were even though you lived them and witnessed them changing.

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Artists Wanted!

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Are you an artist looking to get exposure for your work? The Rumpus needs artists to create original illustrations to accompany the essays we run on the site.

For more info, email marisa@therumpus.net with a link to your portfolio or website!

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