Midnight Breakfast Makes an Awesome Debut!

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Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein recently launched a kick ass online literary magazine, Midnight Breakfast. The folks over at Vela Magazine were quite impressed with MB and Rumpus contributor Kima Jones‘s CNF piece, “The Aqiqah”:

“It’s always exciting to see a new literary site launch, especially when it includes complimentary original artwork. But when I saw that Kima Jones was included in the inaugural issue of Midnight Breakfast, I was even more excited. I’ve been following Jones’ poetry and Twitter feed for a while, but this is was the first piece of her nonfiction that I’ve encountered. I liked it as much for what it didn’t do as for what it did: instead of launching into mile-long rumination and explanation, Jones instead revealed her story with careful, cut-to-the-bone details and images that allowed her characters to come alive. Can’t wait to see more from her, and Midnight Breakfast.”

Midnight Breakfast has launched a crowd funding campaign to keep the magazine free and to pay their writers. Please check out the video and consider donating and/or sharing the link.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →