nonfiction contest: Ruminate
- Ruminate Magazine's 2012 Nonfiction Prize:
Enter our 2nd annual VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Ruminate will be awarded to the winner. Deadline January 15th; $15 entry fee. Visit our website for complete guidelines: www.ruminatemagazine.org/contests/nonfiction-prize. Subscribe to Ruminate Magazine: $28 for four issues and one year of great reading and chewing on life faith and art. Visit our website to subscribe: www.ruminatemagazine.org/subscribe
Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual VanderMey Nonfiction
Prize! The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our
2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013
Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner
up will receive $200 and publication. We are pleased to announce that
our finalist judge for the 2014 Prize is John Wilson. John Wilson is
editor of Books and Culture, and his reviews and essays appear in the
New York Times, the Boston Globe, First Things, National Review, and
other publications. We invite you to enter.
The submission deadline for the prize is midnight February 15th, 2014.
The entry fee is $20 (includes a free copy of the Summer 2014 Issue,
which will include the winning piece).
You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words
or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
$1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 Issue will be awarded to the
winner. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication in the Spring
A blind reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of RUMINATE
readers, who will select 10 nonfiction finalists. Those 10 finalists
will then be read for our final judge, John Wilson, who will select a
Close friends and students (current & former) of the final judge, John
Wilson, are not eligible to compete, nor are close friends of the
All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form
manager. We will not accept mail or email submissions. We do not accept
previously published entries.
All submissions must be previously unpublished.
You may enter simultaneously submitted work.
You may submit any type of creative nonfiction–personal essay, short
memoir, literary journalism, etc.
Winners will be announced in the Summer Issue, June 2014.
We will be notifying all entrants of submission status in mid April,
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