Every two weeks, you’ll receive a letter, in the mail. Some of the letters are typed, others handwritten. Some include illustrations, comics, or poems. All letters are signed by hand. We then photocopy the letter and send it to you. Think of it as the letters you used to get from your friends before email, except now your friends are your favorite writers! And, letters will include return addresses in case you want to write the author back! View sample letters here and here.
Recent and upcoming letter writers include Rebecca Makkai, Lilliam Rivera, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Hala Alyan, C Pam Zhang, Elizabeth McCracken, Michelle Tea, Nadia Owusu, Christopher Soto, Meng Jin, Chen Chen, and many more!
Letters in the Mail helps us keep The Rumpus running—so, you can correspond with your favorite writers and support the website in one fell swoop.
For customer service (i.e. missing letters, change of shipping address) contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIFT NOTE: Here’s a downloadable PDF that you can print or email explaining the gift you’ve given.