The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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The book blogs are full of awesome this week. You should read them.

How to write to an editor: “I have given your request for evidence 23 hours of thought, the proper number of hours to come up with the right proof. I have sent you the original life experiences behind the proem telepathically just a few seconds ago.”

Maps! Maps! Maps! Jam Continents and California the Island! Yay!

1/3 of French people want to be writers! I like France. (en francais and via)

Amazon settles for $150,000 with kid whose notes were made unreadable when Amazon took his version of 1984 and Animal Farm, ruining his term paper.

When two people showed up at one of his readings in Petaluma, Tao Lin started interviewing the audience members.

And in some not so awesome news, is Barnes and Noble pressuring authors to link to their site? (via)


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →