RHINO Founders’ Contest Prize for Poetry now open!

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RHINO Founders’ Contest Prize for Poetry 
Deadline: October 31, 2015
RHINO, an award-winning annual print journal with significant online content, accepts submissions September 1 – October 31 for our 2016 Founders’ Contest. Winner receives $500; two runners-up receive $50; all submissions considered for publication; $15 reading fee for up to 5 poems, no more than 5 pages. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. Named “one of the best annual collections of poetry you can find” (New Pages), for almost 40 years RHINO has featured stunning work, perfectly bound and visually splendid. In addition to print publication, all accepted poems receive online publication and invitation for audio component. For submission guidelines, prize details, to purchase a sample copy, and to read and hear poems, visit http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/.
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RHINO: Open for submissions for the 2016 issue!

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RHINO is an annual beautiful print journal with significant online content. We’re now open for general submissions for our 2016 issue!

We have two submissions periods yearly: General submissions accepted April 1 – August 31; and Founders’ Prize submissions accepted September 1 – October 31 (with a $10 reading fee). We accept only one submission per submitter each reading period.

Our editors look for the very best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation and flash-fiction. We welcome all styles of poems, and value work that is well-crafted, reflects passion, originality, engagement with contemporary culture, and a love affair with language.

  1. Poetry  (up to 5 poems, no more than 5 pages total) – all poems also considered for our Editors’ Prize.
  2. Translations of poetry ( 3-5 poems, no more than 5 pages total).  Occasionally we award a Translation Prize.
  3. Flash fiction (500 words or less, no more than 5 pages total).
  4. Founders’ Prize (up to 5 poems, no more than 5 pages total) – all entries are considered for publication.

We prefer online submissions— http://www.rhinopoetry.org/submissions/ —but we also accept submissions by mail.

Please visit our website for more details, and to read and listen to poems! http://rhinopoetry.org/