Prizes & Awards

Editor's Prize      Founders' Prize     Translation Prize     Paladin Award

 
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Editor's Prize

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.

2017 Winners

First Prize:
At the Tree Line by Andrés Cerpa

Second Prize:
Truth operations / The most real day by Alix Anne Shaw

Honorable Mention:
Letter to a Danish Skeleton by Robbie Pock
 

2018 Winners

First Prize:
Worms by Erika Brumett

Second Prize:
You Have To Be Ready by Amanda Galvan Huynh

Honorable Mention:
betty by Amy Bilodeau
 


Founders' Prize

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. Follows general submissions guidelines.

2017

Winner:
Kevin Simmonds - Exit Wound

Runners-up:
Tim Woods - Shiki
Willie James - Andrew Wyeth: Helga

2018

Winner:
Abby E. Murray - Asking for a Friend

Runners-up:
Joseph Fasano - Odysseus
Adie Smith Kleckner - Amelia Earhart Folds Origami Cranes
Paul Otremba - Midden
 


Translation Prize

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.

2018
Hat by Dejan Aleksic translated from the Serbian by Charles Simic

2017
Picking Up Baggage, by Milorad Pejič, trans. from the Bosnian by the late Omer Hadžiselimovič