We're excited to host our Poetry Award for New Poets!
Tyehimba Jess will guest judge the contest. Jess's beautiful collection, Olio, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Frontier Poetry staff will select the top fifteen submissions, and the winning poem and honorable mentions will be selected by Jess, to be announced in the fall. The winning poet will be awarded $2000 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.
We do not hold preference for any particular style or topic—we simply seek the best poem we can find. Send us work that is blister, that is color, that strikes hot the urge to live and be. For a sense of what we are looking for, read through our previously published poems.
We strongly invite poets from traditionally under represented or marginalized communities. You, & your words, are welcome here.
If you have any questions about submissions of any kind or would like to query a current submission, please send an email to: contact (at) frontierpoetry (dot) com