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Q: Do you nominate work you've published for any national or international awards?

A: Yes! We have nominated for the Pushcart Prize and will be nominating for Pushcart again next year as well as the Best of the Net Anthology.

A: Some work has been nominated for publication awards.

A: yes

A: I haven't yet, but I would.

A: We ask authors to recommend nomination of their published works for specific awards to us. If we think the award is appropriate, reasonable in cost, and provides outstanding publicity and marketing benefits, we nominate the work and pay any fees. If not, we can still nominate a work for a legitimate regional, national or international award but at the author's cost.

A: No. There are already too many nominations for Pushcart or whatever so the actual value of a nomination is diluted. That may change in the future but I really doubt it.

A: Yes! We keep a schedule of anthologies and awards for which our published poems qualify, and we submit as many nominations as we can. RHINO poems have appeared in the Pushcart Anthology and have garnered Illinois Arts Council awards that can come with a $1000 grant. In addition, we automatically consider every submission for our Editors' Prize, which includes a $500 first prize; plus, our Founders' Prize contest also offers a $500 first prize, with every submission considered for publication.

Jan Bottiglieri, Managing Editor of RHINO Poetry, 06 January 2020

A: We have not previously nominated work for any awards, but for a special piece that catches our eyes, we are more than open to the possibility!

A: Yes.

Katie Isbester, Editor-in-Chief of Claret Press, 06 January 2020

A: Yes. We're very proud of the stories we publish, and would love to see them get the recognition they deserve.

A: We haven't yet. As writers ourselves, we know how important it is to have your work supported and recognized in this way. It's something we plan to do in the future.

A: Usually Pushcart.

Genna Rivieccio, Editor-in-Chief of The Opiate, 27 December 2019