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Become a MONTHLY or ANNUAL RUMPUS MEMBER and receive exclusive content, editorial insights, merch discounts, and more! Annual Members also receive access to submit their work year-round outside of our regular no-fee reading periods. We NEED to reach out GOAL OF AT LEAST 600 MEMBERS by the end of 2023 to cover our basic operating costs. Be a part of building a better Rumpus!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT KEEPS THE MAGAZINE GOING!
Founded in 2009 in San Francisco and now based in Asheville, NC (with editors and contributors all over the US and abroad!), The Rumpus is one of the longest-running online literary magazines around. We’ve been independent from the start, which means we’re not connected with any academic institution, wealthy benefactor, or part of a larger publishing company. The vast majority of the magazine’s funding comes from reader support.
In other words, we can’t survive without YOU!
Letters in the mail (from authors)
Receive letters from some of our favorite authors written just for Rumpus readers and sent straight into your (snail) mailbox 2x a month!
Poetry Book Club
Join the Rumpus Poetry Book Club to receive a new collection every month and an invite to a subscriber-only conversation with the author and a Rumpus Editor.