Frontier OPEN

Sept  25 — Nov 15, 2020

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DETAILS: The Frontier OPEN is our largest prize contest of the year, and in our pursuit to recognize today's best poets, we want to celebrate one outstanding piece of poetry, OPEN to all poets, with a $5000 award and publication. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and all winners will earn publication with Frontier Poetry. The Frontier staff will select the winners and finalists.


Chapbook Contest

March — May 2021

DETAILS: We love the intensity and simplicity of a good chapbook, and we're excited that this Chapbook Prize will offer the opportunity for the winning poet to publish and distribute their little book to thousands of readers for free. Open to all poets, the winner will receive publication of a digital chapbook by Frontier as well as a $2000 prize.


Frontier Industry Prize

May —  July 2021

DETAILS: A panel of esteemed judges from the publication industry will choose three winning poets for total cash prizes of $3000—2020's judges are yet to be announced. The top poets will also receive publication on Frontier Poetry. Open to all poets.


Frontier Award for New Poets

July — Sept 2021

DETAILS:  A panel of judges will make the selections for the Award for New Poets, all drawn from stunning debut poets who are trailblazing a new poetry community. The judges for 2020 are Paige Lewis, Camonghne Felix, and Jake Skeets. The winning poet will be awarded $3000, publication on Frontier Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top ten finalists will also be recognized.



New Voices Poetry


DETAILS: We also highly encourage you to submit your poetry for free to our New Voices, open year-round. We pay our emerging NV poets $50 per poem (up to $150), published every Friday. New Voices is the beating heart of Frontier, and we hope to read your work soon. Thank you so much for supporting the community of new and emerging poets. SUBMIT HERE.

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