Dear Ruminate Community,
Today, we write to you with bittersweet news.
It is with grateful but heavy hearts that we announce that Issue 63/64: Regeneration
, now officially available through Issuu
and mailing out to our print subscribers very soon, will be Ruminate’s last. The extra-large, 224-page double issue features accepted content from our general queues and annual nonfiction
, and flash prose prizes
Why close now?
Over the last two and a half years, Ruminate has struggled to weather the challenges that COVID-19 and the subsequent economic downturn have presented. We’ve been forced to undergo significant restructuring in order to bring our organization back to solid financial footing. While we’ve finally landed in a place of sustainability, we’ve found ourselves ready to move on to new positions and opportunities.
Both the editorial team and executive board have been grateful to tend to this space over the last fifteen years, and we are so honored to see the marvelous art, friendship, and community that has sprung forth. We hope that these fruits will continue for many years to come.
In January 2023, our executive board will host an official farewell event. Please keep an eye on your email or our social media accounts for details. If you are a subscriber:
Honoring your remaining subscription is extremely important to us. As such, all auto-renewing quarterly and annual subscriptions have been paused or refunded for the last several months. For those whose subscriptions extend beyond our final double issue (63/64), we will send two back issues
of your choice. Please be on the lookout for a forthcoming email with more information. If you are a monthly donor:
All recurring donations have been canceled as of last week. If you are interested in purchasing additional back issues:
Use code CONTRIB50
in our store
to purchase any past volume up to Issue 62: Open Hands
for 50% off. All remaining back issues will be recycled at the end of December.
At Ruminate, we have always valued deep thought and engagement. Thank you to all of those who have given their time, money, and creative work to make Ruminate
and The Waking
what they have become today.
With much thanks,
The Ruminate Team
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