Announcing The Waking: short prose, image-hybrid work, the wonder and strangeness of being human.

Announcing The Waking: short prose, image-hybrid work, the wonder and strangeness of being human.

June 26, 2019

The Waking is Ruminate Community's online literary magazine that houses high-quality literary writing about what it’s like to be human. We are interested in short-form and flash prose as well as image-text/hybrid work. This art can be beautiful, it can be strange, we just ask that it feels true.
We are committed to creating a community that represents the unity and diversity of the human experience by promoting voices that typically aren’t heard, particularly those that belong to individuals from historically marginalized and oppressed groups.

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History of The Waking: 

This space started as Ruminate Magazine's blog, a place for compelling essays, reviews, interviews, art, and ruminations for the past 11 years. In 2019, our editors decided to celebrate this space by giving it a new name: The Waking. 

In 2020, in an effort to expand the mission and reach of the Ruminate community, The Waking began accepting short fiction, image-text hybrid word, and transitioned to a full online literary journal. 

     



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