Near the bottom of every Funny Women piece is the note, “Rumpus original art by Annie Daly.” We believe in combining hilarious content with a strong aesthetic while promoting artists with ovaries. For a year, Annie’s reliably created beautiful illustrations to make women’s writing and jokes prettier.

For those of you in the Bay Area or with friends/family/ex-lovers in the Bay Area, Annie is showing her Rumpus-inspired art at the Glama-Rama Salon & Gallery on 6399 Telegraph Ave in Oakland until Sept. 28.

Illustrations for your Memoir! pairs art from the site alongside the pieces they illustrate. As a book-lover, Annie hopes Illustrations for your Memoir! will feel like walking into a storybook of other peoples’ lives.

April 26, 7pm, join us at The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, as The Rumpus presents the San Francisco launch party for Antonia Crane’s Memoir Spent. Featuring special guests: Michelle Tea, Lynn Breedlove, Jerry Lee, Anna Pulley, Bucky Sinister, Joshua Mohr, Melissa Tan and a special surprise entertainment guest!

More information and to RSVP on the Facebook page here.

(via [PANK] Invasions: San Francisco)

If you live in the Bay Area, you owe it to yourself to make it out to this release party for Ashley Farmer’s book Beside Myself, out from our essays editor Roxane Gay‘s own Tiny Hardcore Press.

THP—and its associated litmag, PANK—are celebrating the new title at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, where they’ll be joined by our friends at the Believer. Readers will include Daniel Levin Becker, Rumpus contributors Ethel Rohan and Sarah Marshall, and Rumpus pal Matthew Zapruder.

It all goes down February 1.

Intern for The Rumpus!

The Rumpus is looking to fill internship positions! We are looking for two interns in the San Francisco area and two interns in the Los Angeles area:

Responsibilities for LA interns: writing blog posts, social media tasks, Letters in the Mail assistance, and helping organize any events. Must have a car. Copyediting skills a plus.

Responsibilities for SF interns: writing blog posts, social media tasks, helping organize any events, transcribing interviews. Copyediting skills a plus.

Like most of our staff positions, internships are on a volunteer basis.

To apply, send a resume and sample blog post to For examples of the type of blog post we’re looking for, see here.

“As prices rise, changes to the city are unmistakable. Artists, nonprofit workers, and teachers are leaving. (Most working-class San Franciscans had already left before the most recent influx of money.) It’s enough to make anyone who’s been here more than a few years want to yell: “STOP!”

But anyone who wants to preserve this city exactly as it is at any one moment is misreading the city’s history. “The things that spell San Francisco to me are disappearing fast,” said a character in Hitchcock’s Vertigo—in 1958.”

Notable Cities!

NYC! Chicago! LA! San Fran!

See what’s going down this week.

Notable Cities!

See what’s going down (literary-wise) this week in:

Los Angeles

San Francisco


New York

“The Institute is a new documentary film about the Jejune Institute, one of the most fascinating, disorienting, and exciting experiences to emerge out of the Bay Area in the last several years. Lasting from 2008-2011, The Jejune Institute (commonly referred to simply as “Jejune”) left participants with more questions than answers. Is it real? Is it fake? Is it art? Is it a game? Is it a new-age religion? Is it a cult? And fittingly, the documentary leaves viewers similarly bewildered.”

The Rumpus proudly presents:

Magic, Nostalgia, Impermanence: The Rumpus and A Strange Object Hang Out

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00–7:30 PM

853 Valencia St.
San Francisco

We’re co-hosting a laid-back, unofficial LitQuake party with indie press A Strange Object.

We’ll have games, a raffle, and drink specials, plus a bunch of supercool readers and writers to hang out with, including Kelly Luce!

Event is free and open to the public.