Ruminate is a nonprofit magazine helping people slow down and encounter nourishing art and stories that awaken hearts.

"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

Check out stories and updates from our team.
Read The Waking
Our Team
MASTHEAD
conservator
STACY BUSTAMANTE
director of operations & innovative management
AMANDA HITPAS
editor of the Waking: Ruminate's online publication
CHERIE NELSON
editor of Ruminate Magazine
JESS JELSMA MASTERTON
notes editor of Ruminate Magazine
JOSH MACIVOR-ANDERSEN
poetry editors of
Ruminate Magazine
MICHAEL MLEKODAY & HOPE WABUKE
visual art editor of
Ruminate Magazine
CAROLYN MOUNT
nonfiction editor of
Ruminate Magazine

fiction editors of
Ruminate Magazine
JOE TRUSCELLO & EMILY WOODWORTH
intern of The Waking: Ruminate Online
ABIGAIL PAK
marketing manager
COURTNEY KENDALL
fundraising manager
KEELY TURNER
marketing intern
KRISTI GUNDHUS
print & web design
SCOTT LAUMANN
proofreader
of Ruminate Magazine
ALAN GOOD
typesetting & layout
of Ruminate Magazine
CYNTHIA YOUNG
senior reader of Ruminate Magazine
AMY SAWYER
associate readers of Ruminate Magazine & the Waking
CHAUN BALLARD, TARA BALLARD, JEROME BLANCO, REBECCA DOVERSPIKE, HENRY HIETALA, WILLIAM JONES, SABA KERAMATI, MIKE MOENING
CRAIG REINBOLD, EVAN SENIE
-
thanks so much to our past core staff members who nurtured the magazine into its current state:

BRIANNA VAN DYKE (founder and editor-in-chief, 2006–2019), AMY LOWE (prose editor, 2006–2017), STEFANI ROSSI (art editor, 2006–2017), STEPHANIE LOVEGROVE (poetry editor, 2007–2014), KRISTIN GEORGE BAGDANOV (senior poetry editor, 2014-2020), KRISTIN BUSSARD (managing editor, 2014-2018), CHARNELL PETERS (The Waking editor, 2017–2020), RAVEN LEILANI (fiction editor, 2018–2020), RACHEL KING (editor, 2020-2021)
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:

Board of Directors

Customer Service Intern
Email us for more info
Sign Up for Our Emails:
Be inspired and nourished + receive a FREE PDF of our 10th anniversary issue.