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About Ruminate: Ruminate is for everyone who has paused over a good word, a real story, a perfect brushstroke—longing for the significance they point us toward.

Contact Information:

140 N. Roosevelt Ave.

Fort Collins, CO  80521

Phone: (970) 449-2726

Email: editor[at]ruminatemagazine[dot]org



Twitter: @RuminateMag

Submission/Subscription Information:

ISSN: 1932-6130 Founded: 2006 Issues per year: 4 Copy price: $9 Average pages: 65 Sample price (postpaid): $9 Subscription (Ind) 1 yr: $32 (US) $42 (Int'l) Subscription (Inst) 1 yr: $35

Publisher’s description: Ruminate is a quarterly magazine situated at the intersection of art and the Christian faith. We publish short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and book reviews.

Author David James Duncan calls Ruminate "A substantive and attractive magazine," and author Bret Lott says the writing is "resonant and mysterious."

In a review on NewPages, Rachel King writes: “Ruminate’s layout is beautiful: almost trade magazine size but sturdier, writing centered on white or grey or black pages . . . sketches littered between poems and an essay and a short story. The journal’s writing is equally beautiful."

Sample contributors include Fredrick Buechner, Scott Cairns, Luci Shaw, David James Duncan, Susanna Childress, and Shann Ray.

With fresh content and hand-wrought design Ruminate hopes to create an intimate alternative to the standard literary journal as well as challenge the assumptions about typical spiritual literature. So come, and chew the cud with us!

Recent issues:

The Winter 2013-14 issue features poetry by Kit Soleil, Marci Rae Johnson, Rob Cook, Rachel Heimowitz, Julia Cariño, Brad Davis, David Faldet, Kevin McLellan, Abigail Carroll, Joseph Fasano, John Blair, and Timothy Kercher; fiction by Eric Sheridan Wyatt and Michelle Webster-Hein; a review by Rita Jones; and visual art by Alla Bartoshchuk, Steve A. Prince, and Ashley Norwood Cooper.

Issue 28 “Not Forgotten”: Featuring Lynn Domina, Craig Reinbold, S. Frederic Liss, Geoffrey Krawczyk + 2013 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize judged by Brian Doyle, winner Craig Reinbold

Issue 26 includes poetry by Richard Cole, Michelle Regalado Deatrick, Joshua Robbins, Kathleen Henderson Staudt, Kait Burrier, Mary Jo Balistreri, Julie Hensley, David Oestreich, Renee Emerson, Don Thompson, Scott Cameron, Luci Shaw, Diane School, Joey Locicero, and Jean Tucker. Fiction by Shannon Skelton and Paul Stapleton. Nonfiction by Heather M. Surls and a review by Linda McCullough Moore. Plus visual art by Laura Hennessy, James Hapke, and Zacheriah Kramer.


last updated 3/4/2014