Here at The Rumpus we are again open for original fiction submissions through the end of February.
We are interested in stories that have layers, with elements of surprise and unexpected stakes and points of tension running beneath. Rumpus stories have an edge and a voice we haven’t heard before. They tackle emotional depth while not being at all sentimental. We love it when a story’s language, plot, and characters feel palpable and dynamic on the page, and a strong sense of place goes a long way. Show us something new, bold, brash, alive. Want some examples? Read through our previously published stories.
The word count has been extended to a spacious 7500, and you can expect a response within four months.
Please use our Submittable portal to send in your work.