Our 2017 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize is closed.
Each year we award $1500 and publication for a short story.
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Our 2017 prize winners have not been announced.
You can read our previous Short Story Prize winners below.
Our 2017 finalist judge was LaToya Watkins.
In 2015, LaToya was awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction (for a story that originally appeared in Ruminate!). She has received fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the MacDowell Colony.
"Ruminate is gorgeous and continues to forward
such profound work into the world."
—Shann Ray, winner of Ruminate's 2010 Short Story Prize and author of American Masculine (winner of the American Book Award) and American Copper (winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Readers' Choice Award)