The Rumpus

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The Rumpus
Type of site
Literary, cultural
Owner Marisa Siegel
Editor Marisa Siegel, Lyz Lenz
Website http://therumpus.net/
Launched 2009

The Rumpus is an online literary magazine founded by Stephen Elliott, and launched on January 20, 2009.[1] The site features interviews, book reviews, essays, comics, and critiques of creative culture as well as original fiction and poetry.[2] The site runs two subscription-based book clubs[3] and two subscription-based letters programs, Letters in the Mail[4] and Letters for Kids.[5]

The Rumpus has fostered writers, artists, and editors like Roxane Gay who served as Essays Editor and who credits the site for developing her audience,[6] Isaac Fitzgerald who served as Managing Editor before moving to BuzzFeed to help create BuzzFeed Books,[7] Rick Moody, Wendy MacNaughton, Paul Madonna, Peter Orner, Yumi Sakugawa, Steve Almond, and Cheryl Strayed, who began her "Dear Sugar" advice column on the site.[8]

In July 2016, the site launched the Rumpus Lo-Fi Film Festival in Los Angeles as response to the high cost of other festivals.[9]

In January 2017, The Rumpus was purchased by Marisa Siegel,[10] previously the site's Managing Editor.[11] Siegel is the current Editor-in-Chief and owner of The Rumpus. Lyz Lenz is the current Managing Editor.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Caroline (2009-01-21). "The Rumpus: A New Literary Mag That Plays by the Internet's Rules". 
  2. ^ "The Rumpus | Poets and Writers". www.pw.org. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  3. ^ "New Book Club Gets a Jump on Critics | Poets and Writers". www.pw.org. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  4. ^ Williams, John. "Notable Authors Give Snail Mail a Boost". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  5. ^ "explore new books with your children with a little help from letters for kids – the SIMPLE moms". www.thesimplemoms.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Roxane Gay, bad feminist and proud of it". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Reviewers & Critics: Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed Books | Poets and Writers". www.pw.org. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  8. ^ "10 of the Best 'Dear Sugar' Advice Columns by Wild Author Cheryl Strayed". Vulture. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  9. ^ Lauren, Amanda (2016-07-28). "Stephen Elliott Decided Film Fests are Bullshit — So He Created His Own". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  10. ^ "The Rumpus: Now a Matriarchy". Brevity. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  11. ^ Hollman, Laurie; Infant-Parent, Ph D.; Author, Child Psychoanalyst;; Behavior', 'Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's (2016-03-24). "How to Be a Human Being While Also Being a Mom and Managing Editor of The Rumpus". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  12. ^ "Interview: Marisa Siegel and Lyz Lenz of The Rumpus - Curiosity Quills Press". Curiosity Quills Press. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 

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