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A Different Kind of Valentine

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Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for the book-lover in your life? Why not pay that gift forward to your community?

Romance novelist Anna DeStefano’s Hearts for Hearts initiative “to give back to their communities by donating books they already own to nearby assistance groups” such as “homeless shelters, Medicaid nursing facilities, or similar centers.”

Or of course, our Letters in the Mail and book club subscriptions can always be given instantly—or, if your sweetheart is willing to wait, there’s our Write Like a Motherfucker mug with a big red heart on it.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Jenna Clark Embrey

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The next Letter in the Mail is from Jenna Clark Embrey! Earlier this year, we published Jenna’s amazing essay “Coats”.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Liam Golden

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The next Letter in the Mail, going out Friday, January 3, is from Liam Golden!

Liam has illustrated many Rumpus pieces, and his comic Boco Watches the Sea was featured in a Rumpus comics spotlight in 2013. You can see more of his books, prints, and drawings—including his latest, In San Francisco, There Is a Street—at his website.

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Give the Last-Minute Gift of Rumpus

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Ran out of gift ideas? Forgot to put someone on your list? It’s not too late to give the gift of Rumpus! Our online store has plenty of awesome subscriptions you can give instantly, with the click of a mouse.

Choose from subscriptions to Letters in the Mail, Letters for Kids, the Rumpus Book Club, the Rumpus Poetry Book Club, and the Weekly Rumpus.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Zoe Ruiz

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Put on your party hats! The next Letter in the Mail, going out July 31, is from our Saturday editor Zoë Ruiz!

In addition to putting together fabulous comics, interviews, essays, and link roundups every weekend here at the Rumpus, Zoë writes for FOUND Magazine, curates the reading series READINGS, interviews folks for her “Learn People Better” project, and teaches yoga.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Maud Newton!

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Exciting news! The next Letter in the Mail, going out Friday, June 14, is from lit-scene superstar Maud Newton!

Not yet subscribed but want her letter? Please sign up before 12pm PT on Tuesday, June 11. (That’s today!)

Maud is an essayist, critic, blogger, and fiction writer whose work has appeared, well, pretty much everywhere, from the New York Times Book Review to Granta to The Awl.

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“Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story”

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Vaguely reminiscent of our very own Letters in the Mail, Michael Kimball’s new book, Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) reinvents memoir in a way that would have Montaigne going postal.

In his review, Joseph Riipi shares some of the itemized moments captured in Kimball’s collection, from facts that are clerical (“According to postcard #267, “Michael Kimball was born two weeks late.”), and facts that are humorous (“In third grade, Matt Bell #129 won a certificate for writing the best pirate story set in outer space.”), to facts that are heartbreaking.

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The Next Letter in the Mail: Chloe Caldwell

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We’re pleased to announce that the next Letter in the Mail, going out next Thursday, is from Chloe Caldwell!

Chloe Caldwell is a Rumpus contributor and interviewee. Her essay collection Legs Get Led Astray and her e-book The New Age Camp both came out last year, and she has written for Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, xoJane, Freerange Nonfiction, and several other noteworthy publications.

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THE NEXT LETTER IN THE MAIL: Elissa Bassist

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The next Letter in the Mail, going out this Friday, is from Elissa Bassist.

Elissa Bassist is the editor of our Funny Women column. Her writing has appeared here on The Rumpus, in The New York Times, NYMag.com, The Paris Review Daily, The Daily Beast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Salon, Creative Nonfiction, and most recently in Get Out of My Crotch, a collection of twenty-one writers responding to America’s war on women’s rights and reproductive health.

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