Frontier Award for New Poets
July 15 — Sept 15 2018
DETAILS: Tyehimba Jess was the guest judge for the 2017 Award for New Poets. Our 2018 judge is Victoria Chang. The winning poet will be awarded $3000 and publication on Frontier Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top fifteen finalists will also be recognized.
Sept 15 — 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.
Winter Poetry Award
Nov 15 — Jan 15 2018/19
DETAILS: Our Winter Poetry Award is just like the Summer Award: for emerging poets, $2000 for a winning poem, and publication on Frontier Poetry. Honorable mentions also earn publication as well as cash prizes. The Frontier editorial staff will select the winner.
Jan 15 — Mar 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
Mar 15 — May 15 2019
DETAILS: A panel of esteemed judges from the industry (Editors & Agents) will choose three winning poets for total cash prizes of $3000. The poets will also receive publication on Frontier Poetry and notes from the panel on their piece. Open to all poets.
Summer Poetry Award
May 15 — July 15 2019
DETAILS: Our Summer Poetry Award is for emerging poets and will give out $2000 for a winning poem and publication on Frontier Poetry. Honorable mentions also earn publication as well as cash prizes. The Frontier editorial staff will select the winner. Submit here.
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
Jan 1 - Apr 1 // July 1 - Oct 1
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.