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About

The Ruminate editors are contemplatives and seekers from a variety of faith traditions and spiritual approaches. We are often asked if we only publish “religious” work. The answer to that is no. We believe that a good word, an honest story, or a perfect brushstroke can be spiritual acts expressing the beauty, creativity, and ironies of the human experience and awakening our hearts and minds. We often publish work that has no overt connection to faith or spirituality because we believe good work, itself, is spiritual and points us toward something larger than ourselves. Ruminate also welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engage faith from all world religions. We are particularly excited about sharing stories, poems, and art from voices that aren't often heard.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for tip jar submission.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2006

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All religions.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 April 2021 (69.9 days from now) through 30 June 2021. 5
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 June 2021 (160.9 days from now). 4
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewUp to 5,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 5,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 May 2021 (113.9 days from now) through 01 November 2021. 9
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 60 lines; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Ruminate Submission Statistics

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Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
Kalos Visual Art Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Ruminate Broadside Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
Ruminate Spiritual Nonfiction Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Waking: Ruminate Online
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2021
Last Checked: 27 Dec 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 03 Sep 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 19 Sep 2006

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