Rhino Founder’s Prize for Poetry 2013

19 October 2013

OPEN TO ALL POETS WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE

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

Runners-up
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.

Guidelines:

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Group up to 5 previously unpublished poems into one document – upload a single file in .doc or .docx .rtf or .PDF format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Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total) between September 1 and October 31.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:

Founders’ Contest
RHINO Poetry
P.O. Box 591
Evanston, IL 60204

Visit the website: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/

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