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"...stories are holy and nutritious and crucial. Stories change lives; stories save lives. ... They crack open hearts, they open minds."
-Brian Doyle, Ruminate contributor and author of, most recently, the novel Chicago.

Our readers are nourished and inspired in their creative and spiritual lives through Ruminate. And, by joining this community, they learn that they are not alone on this beautiful and sometimes difficult journey.

Plus, they love that we support, encourage, and publish over 120 writers and artists each year, including emerging artists who make their debut in our pages.

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With awards from the top literary communities, including The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, and Best New Poets, Ruminate brings you the best heart-changing and eye-opening stories, poetry, essays, and art.

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