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The Rumpus: 2023 Reading Periods (Essays Deadline: August 2)

Rumpus Original Fiction reading periods are February 15 through March 15 and August 1 through August 31.

Rumpus Original Poetry reading periods are January 15 through January 20.

Our reading periods for Essays are January 1 through February 28, June 2 through August 1, and September 1 through October 31.

If you’d like to submit Fiction, Poetry, and Essays up to an additional 4 x a year outside of the the open reading periods, become an annual Rumpus Member. *Please note this perk does not apply to monthly members.

Interview pitches and finished interview submissions are accepted year-round and should be sent directly to our Interviews team ( We are no longer using Submittable for interviews. 

Book review submissions are accepted year-round and should be sent through Submittable. Reviews of poetry collections should be directed to “Poetry Book Reviews” and all other reviews should be directed to “Book Reviews.”

Submit here.