The Bold Italic talks to Rumpus editors Stephen Elliott, Isaac Fitzgerald, Julie Greicius, and Paul Madonna:

Stepping back I think about how authenticity and growth were at the heart of every conversation I had with The Rumpus’ staff, and how the two are inescapably intertwined. I think about Stephen moving from writing books to emails to articles to letters, and now, even a movie, all the while knowing that these changes were honest, and therefore right. I think about how I’ve watched so many authors evolve on the site and how contagious their honesty has been for me.