THE DETAILS
-We only accept submissions that are previously unpublished.
-We do accept simultaneous submissions for all of our categories, including the contests.
-We are currently able to pay contributors $6 per 500 words, $12 per poem and image, and in contributor copies.
-If you agree to allow Ruminate to publish your work, we will receive first serial rights.
-Before submitting, we strongly recommend ordering a copy of the magazine in order to better understand the type of work we publish and to tailor your submission accordingly.
-If you withdraw your submission for any reason, you must wait until the next reading period to submit again.
-After the reading deadline has passed for an issue, it generally takes us six to eight weeks to respond.

General Submission Reading Periods:

  • Summer Issue #32, Open Theme, Reading Period from November 16th, 2013 - February 15th, 2014 (Please note that we do not accept general nonfiction submissions or general poetry submissions for this period, as we will be running our nonfiction and poetry competitions during this period: VanderMey Nonfiction Prize and the McCabe Poetry Prize).

  • Fall Issue #33, Open Theme, Reading Period from February 16th - May 15th, 2014 (Please note that we do not accept general poetry submissions or general visual art submissions for this period, as we will be running our poetry and visual art competitions during this period: McCabe Poetry Prize and the Kalos Art Prize.

  • Winter Issue #34, Open Theme, Reading Period from May 16th - August 15th, 2014 (Please note that we do not accept general visual art submissions or general fiction submissions for this period, as we will be running our short story and art competitions during this period: Van Dyke Short Story Prize and the Visual Art Prize )

  • Spring Issue #31, Open Theme, Reading Period from August 16th - November 15th, 2014 (Please note that we do not accept general fiction submissions or nonfiction submissions for this period, as we will be running our fiction and nonfiction competitions during this period: Van Dyke Short Story Prize and the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.)



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Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

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$20.00 USD

Ends on 5/15/2014

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Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize

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$20.00 USD

Ends on 8/30/2014

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Nonfiction General Submissions

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Fiction General Submissions

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