Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31 (mail and online submissions guidelines below)
All contest submissions will also be considered for regular publication in the 2014 edition of RHINO Poetry.
The winner will receive $300.00, publication in the next issue, and 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.
2013 Founders’ Prize Winner
Penelope Scambly Schott – Shadow Play for my Mother in Six Scenes
Jeffery Allen–– Johnny
Penelope Scambly Schott – Story of the Beautiful Daughter Ralinavut
In addition, we selected contest poems by these Finalists for publication in the 2013 issue of RHINO:
Claudia Cortese, M.S. Pfaff, Albert DeGenova, Sara Talpos, B.L. Gentry, Sophie Klahr, Katie Hartsock, Jeanne Wagner, Don Judson
NOTE: On Tuesday, September 24th, from 1:00AM through 2:00AM EDT, our server’s network engineering team will be performing scheduled maintenance in our East Coast data center. Do not submit your entry on September 24 from 1 am – 2 am EDT.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (preferred)
Group up to 5 previously unpublished poems into one document – upload a single file in .doc or .docx .rtf or .PDF format
Cover letter in the “Comments” field – to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.
Pay your $10 entry fee through the online submission page.
Founders Prize 2013 online submissions and to check the status of your submission – click here
SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL
Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total) between September 1 and October 31. No identifying information should appear on the poems.
Submissions must include a cover letter to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.
Enclose a $10 entry fee (check or money order payable to RHINO or Rhino Poetry – no cash)
Manuscripts will not be returned. Include a SASE for notification of results.
Mail your submission and entry fee to:
P.O. Box 591
Evanston, IL 60204
Visit the website: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/