We accept general submissions April 1 – July 31.

We accept Founders’ Prize submissions September 1 – October 31.

RHINO prefers online submissions.

Before signing up, we encourage you to read our guidelines and FAQ section to get a better understanding of the type of work we read.

Interviews with RHINO editors on LitBridge, Duotrope, and elsewhere may provide helpful insights into our process.

As with any literary publication, it is always best to read the magazine before submitting your work, to see the quality and range of work that we accept. Our current issue is RHINO 2015 and you can peruse back issues here, which are also available for a 60% discount. You might enjoy our “audio poem series” which features contributors reading their RHINO poems.

We still accept mail submissions, but we strongly prefer online submissions. Read our guidelines, including for online and mail submissions here for how to submit and more about what we look for.


For Founders’ Contest submission information, please click here.

All entries will be considered for publication.

All general submissions will be considered for the Editors’ Prize.

All prize winning and second place winning poems are submitted for a Pushcart Prize.