The Rumpus strives to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love.
Tips From the Editor
Our reading periods are January 1 through February 28, June 1 through July 31, and September 1 through October 31.
Agents and publicists: we strongly prefer that writers submit their own work to us. The Rumpus has an exceptional and diverse editorial team; bypassing Submittable results in fewer readers and editors looking at your work.
Rumpus Original Fiction
Our reading periods for 2022 are February 1 through February 28 and August 1 through August 31.
Rumpus Original Poetry
Our open reading periods are January 15 through January 31.