Letters in the Mail (from Authors!)

Letters in the Mail from authors is a Rumpus subscription in which you receive an actual, postmarked letter from one of your favorite writers in your real life, physical mailbox 2 x a month. Some of the letters are typed, others are handwritten, and some include doodles or poems. All of the letters are non-promotional, include a creative prompt, and a return addresses in case you want to reply to the author!

The letters are generally for adult readers (ages 13+) and subscriptions start at $12 a month or $115 for a full year! There’s also monthly and yearly Membership + Letters options if you’d like to upgrade to receive unique content and other perks from The Rumpus delivered to both your physical AND digital mailboxes. We can ship them anywhere in the US or internationally!

Recent and upcoming letter writers include Rebecca Makkai, Lilliam Rivera, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Hala Alyan, C Pam Zhang, Elizabeth McCracken, Michelle Tea, Nadia Owusu, Christopher Soto, Meng Jin, Chen Chen, and many more.

If you’re still not convinced, read a couple of sample letters including Maggie Smith’s here and Lidia Yuknavitch’s here.Letters in the Mail is managed by Monica Romo our Letters Editor! Publishers and authors (with at least one book in print) who are interested in participating in this program, contact Monica at [email protected] for further information and guidelines.