About Frontier

Welcome home, poet.

Frontier Poetry began as an arm of The Masters Review, a publication that focuses on new and emerging fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. We wanted to offer the same quality platform for poets, to generate real visibility for new poets, but also wanted the publication to have its own identity. In this way, Frontier was born.

We are looking for poetry that pushes language forward, for poets and poems that strive to place themselves at the edge of what language can do. But this does not mean that we are only concerned with experimental poetry. We believe that sonnets can be at the frontier, book-length poems can be at the frontier, confessional poetry can be at the frontier—as long as a piece is crafted with exceptional consideration for language & craft, that poem is a fit for us. Check out our What We Look For post to get more details.

Work by diverse poets and underrepresented voices is also very important for us to publish. We take our role as gatekeeper between poet and world extremely seriously and wish to use our platform as fairly and justly as we can. We warmly invite all voices to join us. The frontier land of poetry, that far territory where all voices are equal, pushing toward the vast unknown spaces of the human spirit—we will plant ourselves there & report back to the world the beauty found.

Please send us 3-5 poems to our Submittable. Offering more than a byline. Frontier strives to make its publication a resource not only for new poets, but for agents and other writers to discover new work. Our aim is to offer a quality platform that works for the poets we publish. By virtue of this goal, we are extremely selective. We look forward to reading your work.

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Editor in Chief
Josh Roark // josh (at) frontierpoetry (dot) com

Managing Editor
Kim Winternheimer // contact (at) frontierpoetry (dot) com

Readers (& Amazing Poets)
Jessica Abughattas
Brandon Brown
Maribel C. Pagan
Seneca Basoalto
Kate Leland
Penny Newell
Michael Jones
Keziah Ortiz

General Inquiries
contact (at) frontierpoetry (dot) com

fron·tier

noun

1

Definition
the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area.

2

Synonyms
brink, boundary, borderland.

3

Frontier Poetry
a quality home for new poets.

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