Poetry Awards

 

2017 Frontier Open: One Poem // $5000

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. The winners and honorable mentions will be announced in February 2018.

While we are a platform for new writers, this prize is meant to support the poetry community on the whole. We look forward to offering this annual prize where emerging and established poets are considered in equal measure.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions are open to all poets.
  • No identifying information in the submission document. Our diverse team of readers will read all submissions blind.
  • Unpublished poems only.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.
  • No more than four (4) poems per submission. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Please include all poems in a single document.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history and about yourself.
  • International submissions are welcome.
  • Submission fee of $20.
  • Deadline is November 30th.

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


2017 Award for New Poets

Thank you to all of our submitters for this year's Award! We expect to announce the winner and the finalists near the end of the year (December).

Tyehimba Jess will guest judge the 2017 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 or What We Look For.

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, 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.

 

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