December — February 15, 2019
DETAILS: We are incredibly excited to offer an amazing opportunity for one lucky poet. We've partnered with the incredible low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University to build something truly special: an all expense paid trip to participate in either their Summer or Winter Residencies. A $1000 prize and publication are included—but the value of the 10 day intensive MFA experience is exponentially higher. Non-MFA poets only for this contest. More info here.
March 15 — May 15, 2019
DETAILS: We love the intensity and simplicity of a good chapbook, and we're excited that this Chapbook Prize will offer an emerging poet the opportunity to publish a robust collection of their work. Open to emerging poets, the winner will receive publication of a digital chapbook by Frontier as well as a $2000 prize.
Frontier Industry Prize
May 16 — July 15, 2019
DETAILS: A panel of esteemed judges from the industry will choose three winning poets for total cash prizes of $3000—this year's judges committed so far: Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press, and Kwame Dawes of Prairie Schooner. The top poets will also receive publication on Frontier Poetry. Open to all poets.
Frontier Award for New Poets
July 15 — Sept 15, 2018
DETAILS: For 2019, we've decided to offer our submitters a panel of judges for the Award for New Poets, all drawn from stunning debut poets who are trailblazing a new poetry community. The judges committed so far for 2019 are Ocean Vuong and Kaveh Akbar. The winning poet will be awarded $3000, publication on Frontier Poetry, and a consultation with the agency Beoits Creative. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top fifteen finalists will also be recognized.
Sept 16 — Nov 15, 2018
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.
New Voices — Always Free, Always Open
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.
New Voices Fellowship
DETAILS: We offer two fellowships per year—Summer and Winter—to emerging poets from under-represented communities and backgrounds. These poets will be considered virtual visiting-writers and will receive: $500 prize and one poem published each quarter, with the opportunity to participate in online workshops and discussion groups. The New Voices Fellow will also have the opportunity to work with Frontier's editorial staff to produce content for the blog. SUBMIT HERE.