• The submission deadline for the prize is  MAY 15th.
  • The entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of the Spring 2017 Issue, international entries will receive a complimentary PDF copy).
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished work.
  • You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.
  • $1500 and publication in Ruminate will be awarded to the winner. $200 and publication in Ruminate will be awarded to the second place winner.
  • Names and any identifying information will be hidden from the initial panel of readers who will select fifteen poems as finalists.