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September 15, 2016

Congratulations to Julie Price Pinkerton, winner of the 2016 Rattle Poetry Prize, for her poem “Veins.” The poem earned her $10,000 and will be published in issue #54 of Rattle in December 2016. Ten Finalists each received $200 and publication, as well as a chance to win the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber vote. For more information on the winners, click here.

 

May 16, 2016

Congratulations to David Kirby, who won a Pushcart Prize for his poem “More Than This,” from issue #50. The poem will be reprinted in the Pushcart Prize anthology at the end of 2016.

 

April 15, 2016

Congratulations to Zeina Hashem Beck, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize for 3arabi Song. The chapbook will be distributed to all 7,500+ subscribers along with an issue at the end of the year; one of the runners-up will also be distributed to each subscriber at random, so that everyone receives two chapbooks. The runners-up were: “Kill the Dogs” by Heather Bell, “Ligatures” by Denise Miller, and “Turn Left Before Morning” by April Salzano. All four chapbooks will be available for individual sale.

 

March 8, 2016

Congratulations to Jack Vian, winner of the 2016 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor for his poem “Musashi-san.” The annual award of now $1,000 is given to the poem that exhibits the best use of metaphor among all of the submissions Rattle received over the previous year. For more information, see the Postman Award page.

 

March 4, 2016

Congratulations to Jennifer Givhan for winning the 2015 Lascaux Prize in Poetry for her poem, “The Polar Bear,” which first appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in May 2015. She earned $1,000 from the Lascaux Review. Read the poem again and find more about the Lascaux Prize at their site, here.

 

February 29, 2016

Rattle is happy to announce the following additional Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2015, selected by their board of editors:

Don Kimball – “Burial for a Stray
Ethan Joella – “A Prayer for Ducks
Lynn Levin – “Buying Produce …
Peter Munro – “If This Is Middle Age …
Matthew J. Spireng – “Dog Sitting in Snow
Dennis Trudell – “Holiday Tale
Rachael Briggs – “A Total Non-Apology
David Kirby – “More Than This” (online March 16th)

Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

February 15, 2016

Congratulations to Valentina Gnup, winner of the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award, for “Morning at the Welfare Office.” Her poem earned her $2,000. Subscribers voted for the winner, from ten editor-chosen finalists. To read some of what our readers said about this and the other finalist poems, click here.

 
November 25, 2015

Rattle is happy to announce the following Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2015:

Roberta Beary, “Genetics” – Spring 2015
Franny Choi, “Home (Initial Findings)” – Fall 2015
Dennis Trudell, “Holiday Tale” – Fall 2015
Tiana Clark, “Equilibrium” – Winter 2015
One of the Rattle Poetry Prize Finalists, TBA – Winter 2015
Zeina Hashem Beck, “Ghazal: Back Home” – Poets Respond

Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

September 15, 2015

Congratulations to Tiana Clark, winner of the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize, for her poem “Equilibrium.” The poem earned her $10,000 and will be published in issue #50 of Rattle in December 2015. Ten Finalists each received $200 and publication, as well as a chance to win the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber vote. For more information on the winners, click here.

 

March 9, 2015

Rattle is happy to announce the following additional Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2014, selected by their board of editors:

Jill Jupen – “The Space Between
David Cavanagh – “The Ice Man
Troy Jollimore – “Cutting Room
Marianne Kunkel – “I Guess
Bruce Taylor – “Good News Bad News
William Trowbridge – “Battleground
Chris Anderson – “The Blessing
Peter Murphy – “Grand Fugue
Rita Mae Reese – “The Problem of Empathy
Aisha Sharif – “Why I Can Dance Down a Soul-Train Line …
Craig van Rooyen – “Waiting in Vain”

Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

March 1, 2015

Congratulations to Hannah Gamble, winner of the 2015 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor for her poem “Biscuit.” The annual award of $500 is given to the poem that exhibits the best use of metaphor among all of the submissions Rattle received over the previous year. For more information, see the Postman Award page.

 

February 15, 2015

Congratulations to Courtney Kampa, winner of the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award, for “Poems About Grace.” Her poem earned her $1,000. Subscribers voted for the winner, from ten editor-chosen finalists. To read some of what our readers said about this and the other finalist poems, click here.

 

February 1, 2015

Thanks to Sherman Alexie for selecting Danielle DeTiberus’s “In a Black Tank Top” from Rattle #43 for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2015, forthcoming from Scribner in September 2015.

 

November 25, 2014

Rattle is happy to announce the following Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2014:

“Crown for a Young Marriage” by Mary Block (#43)
“Tamara” by Troy Jollimore (#43)
“Your Fat Daughter Remembers …” by Lucas Crawford (#44)
“Blessing” by Chris Anderson (#45)
“Waiting in Vain” by Craig van Rooyen (#46)
“A Spokesperson Said …” by Sonia Greenfield (Poets Respond)

Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

September 15, 2014

Congratulations to Craig van Rooyen, winner of the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize, for his poem “Waiting in Vain.” His poem earned him $5,000 and will be published in issue #46 of Rattle in December 2014. Ten Finalists each received $100 and publication, as well as a chance to win the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber vote. For more information on the winners, click here.

 

June 1, 2014

Rattle is excited to announce a new series, Poets Respond, in which poets are encouraged to write and submit new poems based on news items from the last week. A response poem will appear each Sunday, and each author will receive $25. To read poems from past week, and for information on submitting your own work, visit the Poets Respond page.

 

March 7, 2014

Congratulations to Francesca Bell, winner of the  2014 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor for her poem “Where We Are Most Tender.” The annual award of $500 is given to the poem that exhibits the best use of metaphor among all of the submissions Rattle received over the previous year. For more information, see the Postman Award page.

 

January 13, 2014

Rattle is excited to announce that, beginning in 2014, we will be able to pay all of our poets. Contributors to the magazine will receive $50 per poem/essay, in addition to the complimentary subscription. For information on how to submit, read our guidelines.

 

December 1, 2013

Rattle has just released the first annual Rattle Young Poets Anthology, featuring 60 poets under the age of 16. For more information, visit the page.

 

November 11, 2013

Rattle is happy to announce the following Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2013:

Roberto Ascalon, “The Fire This Time,” #42
Bill Christophersen, “Hole,” #40
Joel F. Johnson, “Oakbrook Estates,” #39
Lynne Knight, “While Plum Blossoms Sweep Down Like Snow,” #42
Jon Sands, “Decoded,” #40
Julia Clare Tillinghast, “Bells,” #41

We have three editors, so we each just chose our favorite two poems from 2013. Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

October 23, 2013

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September 15, 2013

Congratulations to Roberto Ascalon, winner of the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize, for his poem “The Fire This Time.” His poem earned him $5,000 and will be published in issue #42 of Rattle in December 2013. Ten Finalists each received $100 and publication, as well as a chance to win the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber vote. For more information on the winners, click here.

 

June 23, 2013

Rattle is happy to announce a new annual anthology of poetry written by young people. The Rattle Young Poets Anthology will be a stand-alone volume of poetry written by poets ages 15 and younger, releasing in December of each year. For more information, see the Young Poets page.

 

February 13, 2013

Congratulations to Eugenia Leigh, winner of the  2013 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor for her poem “Destination: Beautiful.” The annual award of $500 is given to the poem that exhibits the best use of metaphor among all of the submissions Rattle received over the previous year. For more information, see the Postman Award page.

 

December 15, 2012

Issue #38, and hopefully all subsequent issues, will now be available in the ebook format. You can purchase individual copies for the Nook and other ePub readers at BarnesandNoble.com and for the Kindle at Amazon.com. We’re also providing free ebook version for all print subscribers. To download your files, foll

 

November 27, 2012

Rattle is happy to announce the following Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2012:

Erik Campbell, “Great Caesar’s Ghost,” #37
Joanne Koong, “Clockwork Conjectures,” #38
Ken Meisel, “Woman Releasing a Tonguelss…” #37
Rebecca Schumejda, “How to Classify a Reptile,” #37
Heidi Shuler, “Trials of a Teenage Transvestite’s…” #38
David Wagoner, “The Plumber’s Nightmare,” #37

We have three editors, so we each just chose our favorite two poems from 2012. Nominees are sent to Pushcart Press, who then chooses winners to reprint in their annual anthology. For more information on the Pushcart Prize, visit them here.

 

November 1, 2012

Rattle is excited to officially announced that we’ll begin quarterly publication in 2013. New, slimmer issues will appear every March, June, September, and December. Spring and Fall issues will be entirely dedicated to a theme, Summer and Winter will be open to anything. Our subscription prices will only be going up very slightly, to cover some of the extra postage, but subscribe or renew by the end of 2012 to receive quarterly issues at the biannual rates! To order, go here.

 

September 15, 2012

Congratulations to Heidi Shuler, winner of the 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize, for her poem “The Trials of a Teenage Transvestite’s Single Mother.”  Her poem earned her $5,000 and will be published in issue #38 of Rattle in December 2012. Ten Finalists each received $100 and publication, as well as a chance to win the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber vote. For more information on the winners, click here.

 

June 1, 2012

Rattle is happy to introduce a new reading series at the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeeshop in La-Canada, CA.  Join us at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month for a selection of readers from the current issue. For more information, and a schedule of readers, check the Reading Series page.