The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Happy Sunday! I’m in upstate New York at my sister’s college graduation. She’s really smart, like Phi Beta Kappa smart. However, she’s insisting that I play drinking games with her, which I haven’t done for like ten years, so posts might be light today. You can blame her.

Baby’s Touch-n-Feel Guide to Russian Literature” (via Largehearted Boy)

How The Atlantic is shaping the future of publishing.

Have book prizes become more important than reviews? (Don’t worry, Rumpus reviews are still the most important)

An interview with the dude who uses the science on Shakespeare.

How do you write a kidnapping scene? Research. (via Confessions)

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →