The Rumpus

“At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how, and to invite each of you, as readers, commenters or future contributors, to do the same. What we have in common is a passion for fantastic writing that’s brave, passionate and true (and sometimes very, very funny)."

Payment Info:   $12-15 - "Currently, we set aside $300/month and every feature writer and book reviewer is eligible to opt in for payment. We then divide that $300 between the writers who opt in. We’ve been doing this since May 2016, and payments tend to be between $12-15 per writer."

Reading Fee:   None

Submission Details

Accepts International Submissions

Publication responds to all submissions

Approximate wait time:  90 days


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