The Rising Phoenix Review, May Edition   April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Contest Completed


The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry focused on the working class and other marginalized groups. We believe in the transformative power of poetry, and our mission is to publish writing that actively engages the social issues of our time.

We believe genuine writing creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers who peacefully and compassionately address the most challenging issues of our era.

If your poetry is chosen as a winner for this contest, your writing will be published on our site:

While we are only designating 5 winners for this contest, we will privately reach out to any others writers if we think their work would fit the mission of our review.

The Rising Phoenix Review is Seeking Poetry Addressing the Following Topics:

Life in working class communities
Blue collar work stories
Poverty and debt
Wealth Inequality
The wage gap
Modern feminist Theory
Police Brutality
Institutionalized Racism
Commentary on the American Prison System
Civil Disobedience
Mental Illness
Suicide and suicide prevention
The state of the Elder Care system in America
Global warming and climate change
Urbanization and the destruction of common land
Immigration Narratives
War: the nature of, the alternative to
Peaceful conflict resolution


$0.00, Publication in the Rising Phoenix Review


Rust City, Keystone State


31 Contestants
74 Submissions
Created Apr 1, 2015