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“I got this urge to get back to sending paper letters, and I also knew a lot of authors who I knew would be really excited about it.”

The Today Show website gives some love to Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott’s latest artistic proposition, Letters in the Mail. (The article also warns its readers that some of our ads “feature colorful language that might raise a few eyebrows.” Well then, let’s hope they don’t click over to our Sex section.)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →