The Monday Rumpus Book Blog Roundup


Hello, world. Today, on the 5th of July, 2010, I have to go hock things to tourists so I can pay the bills, so this might be all you get from me today.

A great essay on the omniscient over at The Millions.

GIANT has a receipt you can use for Tin House’s new rule that you have to submit a receipt from a bookstore with each submission.

“I don’t know what the difference is really, between poetry and song, except that I’m starting to figure it out.” At A Public Space’s blog, the musician Yoni Wolf.

Can a crime novel win the Booker?

And here, special for the fourth weekend and having nothing at all to do with books, TOR has Sam the Eagle from the Muppets doing patriotic things.

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 →