Meet Our New Rumpus Books Editor!

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We are sad to announce that our current Books Editor, Abigail Bereola, will be moving on after two years at The Rumpus. Abigail has been an amazing editor and she’ll be missed, but we’re excited to see what she does next!

Luckily, Abigail will be leaving us in capable hands. We’re thrilled to announce that contributor Chelsea Leu will be stepping into the Books Editor role! Chelsea is a writer, book critic, and graduate of the University of Chicago, currently based in the Bay Area. She’s a 2018-2019 National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critic. We are beyond excited to have her join our editorial team!

We also wanted to share that after a decade of work on The Rumpus’s editorial team, Julie Greicius will be stepping down as Senior Features Editor to focus on her full-time job and other projects. Julie has been an integral part of Rumpus since its inception, even crafting its original mission statement. Because of Julie’s enormous contributions to The Rumpus, we’ve invited her to join our Advisory Board and she’s accepted that invitation! We look forward to having Julie join us in this new capacity.


Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC but thinks twenty times a day about heading back west. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” will appear in the anthology Burn It Down, forthcoming from Seal Press in fall 2019. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of The Rumpus. Find her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet. More from this author →