2019 Chapbook Contest is Open for Submissions!

We are so excited to announce that our 2019 Digital Chapbook Contest for emerging poets is now accepting submissions!

Chapbooks are a huge milestone for emerging poets, and we’re always looking forward to the Frontier Digital Chapbook Contest—where we get to find that one electric bundle of poems that rocks our world in less than 30 pages.
The winner of the FDCC will receive $2000 and publication of the free, downloadable chapbook on Frontier. Most exciting of all: the chapbook will also be distributed to tens of thousands of readers, editors, agents, and magazines through our newsletter. Don’t underestimate the power of this reach. You can find our 2018 winner, How Often I Have Chosen Love by Xiao Yue Shan here. Please read, download and share!
Jericho Brown will guest judge this year’s contest. Our whole community is incredibly excited for his upcoming collection, The Tradition.
Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, Tin House, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.
  • $2000 Award
  • Judged by Jericho Brown
  • Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Submission Fee: $20
  • Digital publication with Frontier
  • Distribution to tens of thousands of readers, editors, magazines through our newsletter

For guidelines and submission info click here.



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