Our annual William Van Dyke Short Story Prize is closed!

Story must be 5,500 words or less

Entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of Ruminate)

Deadline is Feb. 15th, with 3-day grace period
Our finalist judge is LaToya Watkins.
In 2015, LaToya was awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction (for a story that originally appeared in Ruminate!). She has received fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the MacDowell Colony.
As with all our submissions, we highly recommend reading a copy of the magazine to better understand the type of work we are looking for.
"Ruminate is gorgeous and continues to forward
such profound work into the world."
—Shann Ray, winner of Ruminate's 2010 Short Story Prize and author of American Masculine (winner of the American Book Award) and American Copper (winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Readers' Choice Award)
To enter your work:
Submissions are Closed