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Ruminate receives over 5,000 general submissions and contest submissions each year. We can't publish every story or poem, and we seek not to be a solution but rather a sign for all—a sign that points us toward hospitality, welcome, and care for one another's stories.


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"I wrote my essay with Ruminate in mind and am just thrilled to have it appear in such a great magazine."

- Tony Lusvardi, 2016 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize recipient

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- Melissa Resser Poulin, 2016 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize recipient


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