Ruminate’s VanderMey Nonfiction Prize


Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Entry Fees

$20 entry fee. This includes a complimentary copy of the prize issue.


$1500 and publication will be awarded to first place winner. $200 and publication will be awarded to runner-up.


Ruminate Magazine announces the 2017 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.

The prize is open to all forms of creative nonfiction—personal essay, short memoir, literary journalism, etc.; no geographical restrictions. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. 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.
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*Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

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