Every year, the Editors of RHINO Poetry select works that have had the greatest impact on us. Cash awards are given for First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention. Winners are acknowledged in the journal and on our website. First Place winners are nominated for a Pushcart Prize. (Occasionally, other place winners are nominated).
There is no additional application process. All submissions to RHINO are considered for an Editor's Prize.
At the Tree Line by Andrés Cerpa
Truth operations / The most real day by Alix Anne Shaw
Letter to a Danish Skeleton by Robbie Pock
Worms by Erika Brumett
You Have To Be Ready by Amanda Galvan Huynh
betty by Amy Bilodeau
The RHINO Founders' Prize Contest runs September 1 – October 31.
- The winner will receive $500.00, publication in the next issue, will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
- Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.
- All contest submissions are considered for publication, and the Editor's Prize.
- $15 entry fee. Pay the entry fee by clicking here, then submit your work via our submissions manager.
Kevin Simmonds - Exit Wound
Tim Woods - Shiki
Willie James - Andrew Wyeth: Helga
Abby E. Murray - Asking for a Friend
Joseph Fasano - Odysseus
Adie Smith Kleckner - Amelia Earhart Folds Origami Cranes
Paul Otremba - Midden
The Editors of RHINO Poetry may choose to award a prize for a translated poem which had the greatest impact on us for that reading period. There is no application process, all submitted translations are considered. Winners will be acknowledged in that year’s journal and on our website, and with a $50 cash award. Read more about our translation initiative, and submissions here.
Hat by Dejan Aleksic translated from the Serbian by Charles Simic
Picking Up Baggage, by Milorad Pejič, trans. from the Bosnian by the late Omer Hadžiselimovič