Ruminate has announced the winner, runner up, and honorable mention for their 2021 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. The final judge of the prize this year was Kelli Jo Ford whose debut novel Crooked Hallelujah made waves last year.
First Place: “The Florist” by Alex Cothren
Second Place: “A Guide to Removal” by Amber Baleser-Wardzala
Honorable Mention: “Kantingo Carried 16,980 Tons and a Gentleman” by George Choundas
These stories will be published in the Fall 2021 issue of Ruminate due out in mid-September. The issue is currently available for pre-order, so don’t forget to reserve your copy today if you aren’t a subscriber already.