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Medium: Print and Online

Categories: Religious Publications,

Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry

Established: 2006



Faith in literature and art



Ruminate is a quarterly magazine of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art that resonate with the complexity and truth of the Christian faith. Each issue is a themed forum for literature and art that speaks to the existence of our daily lives while nudging us toward a greater hope. Because of this, we strive to publish quality work accounting for the grappling pleas, as well as the quiet assurances of an authentic faith. Ruminate magazine was created for every person who has paused over a good word, a real story, a perfect brushstroke—longing for the significance they point us toward. Please join us.”

Selected pieces from Ruminate can be viewed online on the magazine’s website.

Ruminate also awards an annual short story contest and poetry contest.


Ruminate is a thoughtful new literary magazine focusing on the artful expression of faith. Some of the pieces are explicitly religious, many are more subtle. The work is of a high artistic quality.

Calvin Connection:

Calvin Professor Debra Rienstra has been published in Ruminate.

Hekman Availability: Available in print

Submission Instructions:

Submit up to 2 pieces of prose, 5,000 cumulative words.
Submit of to 3 poems, maximum 40 lines per poem.
Please also include a brief bio.
Include name at the top of each piece/page submitted.
Check website for themes and submission deadlines.

Online submissions only, through Ruminate’s website:


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