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We make fiction, essays, and literary criticism. We publish books. We interview authors, critique new writing, comment on the publishing industry, and recommend films and music. We read to find a way forward in the world.

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Brian Hurley is the Books Editor at The Rumpus and a former columnist at Electric Literature. His writing has appeared in Full Stop, Gigantic, and The L Magazine. He used to be the linguistics editor at Oxford University Press in New York City. Now he works at a book publishing start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Michael Moats is mostly a writer for other people, and has written for a governor, cabinet officials, a presidential candidate, and a couple of CEOs. He is also the author of The Real Holden Caulfield and Words, Words, Words: The Infinite Jest Liveblog. He lives in New York City and at @mikemoats.


Matt Tanner is a writer, editor, and recovering graphic designer. He has worked as an in-house book cover designer for both Little, Brown and Simon & Schuster and served as Interviews Editor for The Rumpus. Originally from Georgia, he now lives in Rhode Island, where his primary employment is explaining why he doesn’t have an accent..

Howard Axelrod
Eve Babitz
E. B. Bartels
Diksha Basu
Greg Baxter
Andra Belknap
Kyle Boelte
Mackenzie Brady
Summer Brennan
Holly Brubach
Zach Borenstein
Courtney Bowman
Matt Bucher
Halle Butler
Nickolas Butler
Caitlin Callaghan
Don Carpenter
Jennifer Cayer
Will Chancellor
Stephan Eirik Clark
Diane Cook
Lindsey Drager
Melissa Duclos
Brandon Dudley
Grant Faulkner
Joshua Max Feldman
Matthew Gavin Frank
Leora Fridman
Kim Fu
Paul Gasbarra
J. M. Geever
Kaya Genç
Tyler Gillespie
Tod Goldberg
Dan Gonzalez
Georgi Gospodinov
Amelia Gray
Magin LaSov Gregg
Louisa Hall
John Kendall Hawkins
Dale Herd
Jaime Rochelle Herndon
Shane Hinton
Claire Needell Hollander
Lindsay Hunter
Benjamin Johncock
Brian Ted Jones
Eva Jurczyk
Matthew Kaberline
Alexander Kalamaroff
Deepti Kapoor
Etgar Keret
William Kotzwinkle
David H. Krause
Jeff Lennon
Jessa Lingel
Michelle Lipinski
Nathan Lynch
Alain Mabanckou
Ryan MacDonald
Ben Marcus
Ilana Masad
Lee Matalone
Courtney Maum
Kirk Michael
Shawn Andrew Mitchell
Ottessa Moshfegh
Julie Morse
Andrés Neuman
Brian Nicholson
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Amélie Nothomb
Jenny Offill
Lauren O’Neal
Kelsey Osgood
Graham Oliver
Ben Oreskes
Amy Pence
Christine Perez
Helen Phillips
Janette Platana
Dan Pribble
David Byron Queen
Amarnath Ravva
Brook Reeder
James Reich
Robert Repino
Robert Rosenberger
Jess Row
Tatiana Ryckman
Samuel Sattin
Jocelyne Saucier
Jason Schwartz
Nina Schuyler
James Scott
Nathan Smith
Matt Summell
Kaj Tanaka
Chris Tarry
Ryan Teitman
Cam Terwilliger
Matthew Thomas
Hannah Thurman
Erica Watson
Troy James Weaver
Ashley Wells
Luke Wiget
Kim Winternheimer
Karl Wirsing
Evie Wyld
Carolyn Yates
Nell Zink