Life is best when we're awake. Ruminate is a nonprofit magazine helping people slow down and encounter nourishing art and stories that awaken hearts.

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"Ruminate is a lovely publication that fills a real niche. It's like sinking into a big sigh when I open an issue!"
— Cathy Beres, Ruminate reader

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Our Team
MASTHEAD
editor-in-chief and publisher
BRIANNA VAN DYKE
senior poetry editor
KRISTIN GEORGE BAGDANOV
book review editor
MICHAEL FISCHER
fiction editor
RAVEN LEILANI
notes editor
JOSH MACIVOR-ANDERSEN
visual art editor
CAROLYN MOUNT
ruminate blog editor
CHARNELL PETERS
nonfiction editor
MADISON SALTERS
circulation & marketing manager
AMANDA HITPAS
managing editor
RACHEL KING
proofreader
SARAH WHEELER
associate readers
CARLY JOY MILLER, AMY SAWYER,
print & web design
SCOTT LAUMANN
intern
ALEX KEENAN
Our work:
Ruminate is a reader-supported, contemplative literary arts magazine.
We invite slowing down and paying attention. We love laughter. And we
delight in deep reading, telling stories, staying astonished, and
doing “small things with great love,” as Mother Teresa said.
A word about our faith perspective:
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.
We're on a mission to share the life-changing gifts of story and art. Join the team! We're currently seeking:

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