May 20 — July 18, 2021
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.
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 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.
Frontier Industry Prize
Sep — Nov 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.
New Voices Contest
Dec — Feb 2022
DETAILS: The winning poet, selected by one distinguished judge, 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.
March — May 2022
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.
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.