- General magazine submissions are always free—there is no entry fee.
- We currently pay $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose. Ruminate firmly believes in paying our contributors, and we are working hard to increase the amount we pay them.
- We only accept submissions that are previously unpublished.
- We do accept simultaneous submissions, however, please notify us right away if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- If you are interested in receiving writing feedback from the Ruminate staff, please review our writing critique sessions.
- If you agree to allow Ruminate to publish your work, we will receive first serial rights and all rights revert back to you upon publication.
- We only accept online submissions, as our readers are spread across the country. Any submissions made by postal mail or email will not be considered.
- Our response time is 3-4 months. Please wait 3-4 months before inquiring about the status of your submission.
- Please wait for a response to your submission before sending us more work.
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