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Ruminate Magazine
  • Type of organization
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    twitter, facebook, instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Ruminate is a non-profit, reader-supported magazine that helps you slow down, encounter honest storytelling and art, and awaken your heart.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Brianna Van Dyke
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
  • Focus
    Ruminate publishes work that helps you slow down, encounter honest storytelling and art, and live more awake.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Best American Essays Notable, Best American Short Story Notable, Best of the West Notable
  • Representative authors
    Susanna Childress, Paul Willis, Frederick Buechner
  • Submissions policy
    See web site for full guidelines. We accept previously unpublished work and submissions submitted via submittable only. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies, subscription
  • Contests
    Janet B. McCabe Poetry Contest, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, Kalos Visual Art Prize. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Kent News Company
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
  • Total Circulation

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