The 2020 Frontier-Antioch Fellowship — Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to Momtaza Mehri, winner of the 2020 Frontier-Antioch Fellowship, and a sincere thanks to everyone who submitted. Thank you, also, for your patience while we reviewed all the extraordinary work. Momtaza Mehri will get to attend a 10 day, all expenses paid trip to Antioch Univeristy’s Los Angeles MFA Residency, plus publication and $1000 honorarium. Madeleine Cravens is our 2nd place winner, and Joanne Ng our third. We are so excited to share their work with you! Stay tuned.



“Anthropological Profile Of Diasporic Narcissism Disguised As Yearning (Part One)” by Momtaza Mehri

Momtaza Mehri is a poet, essayist & independent researcher. She is the winner of the 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely published in Granta, Artforum, Berkeley Poetry Review and BOMB Magazine, amongst others. Her latest pamphlet, Doing the Most with the Least, was published by Goldsmiths Press in 2019.


Runner Ups

“An Explanation” by Madeleine Cravens

Madeleine Cravens is a poet from Brooklyn. Her work can be found or is forthcoming Best of the Net, the Adroit Journal, the Ekphrastic Review, IMAGE Journal, and FOLIO.


“American Sonnet for the Argonauts” by Joanne Ng

Joanna Ng is a California-based poet. She received her BA and MA in English from UC Davis. She writes poems about ghosts, language and the Gold Rush.



(in no particular order)

Despy Boutris
Jasmine L. Combs
Snigdha Koirala
Claire Kaminski
Michael Frazie
Theo LeGro
Nicholas Nichols

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