Ruminate is thrilled to announce our second annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work! The finalist judge will be announced in the coming months.
-The submission deadline for the prize is midnight February 1st, 2012.
-The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Summer 2012 Issue, which will include the winning piece).
-You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry and it must be 7000 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
-$1000 and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive publication in the Spring 2012 Issue.
-A blind reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of RUMINATE readers, who will select 8 nonfiction finalists.
-Close friends and students (current & former) of the judge, are not eligible to compete, nor are close friends of the RUMINATE staff.
-All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form below. We will not accept mail or email submissions. We do not accept previously published entries.
-All submissions must be previously unpublished.
-You may pay the entry fee online below or mail your payment.
-Winners will be announced in the Summer Issue, June 2012.
-We will be notifying all entrants of submission status in early April, 2012.
-Please remove your name, bio, and any contact info from the file that you submit.
Submission is a two-step process:
1. You must first pay the submission fee by selecting the "Pay Now" button below. A new window will open at the Paypal website where you can either pay by credit card (you do not need a Paypal account for this option), or with your Paypal account if you have one.
2. After paying the submisison fee you can fill out the submission form and upload your story by selecting the link below.
*You may also pay by mail. Upload your work using the above submission form and then mail a check made payable to RUMINATE MAGAZINE, attention Nonfiction Prize at 140 N. Roosevelt Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521. Along with your entry fee, please let us know the title of the piece you have submitted and make sure your entry fee is postmarked by January 15th, 2012.
Please Note: RUMINATE adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which RUMINATE is a proud member: "CLMP's community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines -- defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage."http://www.ruminatemagazine.org/http://www.ruminatemagazine.org/contests/nonfiction-prize.html
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site