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About

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. We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. We want to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power.

Important: See guidelines for specifics on what categories are open to submissions.
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2022* (approx. 4 days from now) through 28 February 2022. 12
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 28 February 2022* (approx. 32 days from now). 7
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Music (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Society/Culture, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review Review1,200 - 2,500 words.
Essay Essay1,500 - 4,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,500 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 January 2022* (approx. 4 days from now). 16
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 4 - 8 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022
Last Checked: 11 Jan 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Nov 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Jul 2011

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