RHINO Poetry is an award-winning literary annual print journal which invites traditional and experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. We publish poetry, flash fiction, and translations. While remaining committed to our print journal, beginning with the 2014 issue, all poems will be featured online, with placement occurring throughout the year.
Our regular call for submissions is April 1 – August 31. Our Founders’ Prize call for submissions is September 1 – October 31. All submissions are considered for the Editors’ Prize. Submissions are read by multiple editors with various tastes, all looking for quality work.
Poetry – We have published formal poems, free verse, very accessible poems, wild experimentations with language, visual poems, prose poems, poems of stark beauty, and funny poems.
Flash fiction – Flash fiction must be less than 500 words.
Translations – As with all our features, we publish translations that move, experiment, provoke, play, compel, sing.
As with any literary publication, it is always best to read the magazine before submitting your work. Our current issue is RHINO 2017 and you can peruse back issues here, which are also available for a 50% discount. You might enjoy our “audio poem series” which features contributors reading their RHINO poems.
For a list of contributors between 2001-2014, click here.
RHINO Poetry continues to be interested in submissions from poets worldwide.