The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2017!
Tags: Abigail Bereola, Alexandra Kleeman, Alexandra Serio, Angie Sijun Lou, Anita Gill, Argun Ulgen, Arwen Donahue, ben pfeiffer, brandon hicks, Brea Salim, brian spears, Britney Davis, Caro Macon, Chelsea Leu, Cherise Wolas, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Christine Spillson, Eileen G'Sell, elissa bassist, elon green, Guy Delisle, Hannah Baxter, Ian MacAllen, Jane Garfinkel, Jared Yates Sexton, Jera Brown, Joe Okonkwo, Julie Greicius, Karissa Chen, Katherine Coldiron, Katherine Magyarody, Katherine Sinback, Laura Lippman, Laura Thorne, Lizz Huerta, lyz lenz, Marcos Santiago Gonsalez, Marisa Siegel, Matt Brogan, Michael Croley, Molly Spencer, Nora Brooks, Rachel Inberg, Robbie Maakestad, Roxane Gay, Sonya Chung, Sonya Redi, Stacie Evans, Tim Taranto, tom mcallister
In the last moment, the bird swerved away to the right. It soared high, wheeled in a circle, and dove again. This time, it pulled itself directly upward. Gold plumes flashed as it rose, wings churning as it turned. ...more
Tags: Amy Sauber, birds, catapult, gender, gender roles, Goldhawk, hawk, Katherine Magyarody, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories, sexism, State Facts for the New Age, The Malahat Review