We are incredibly excited for this unique partnership: the Antioch-Frontier Fellowship!
Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program has partnered with us to offer a Fellowship opportunity to experience one of their amazing residencies. The Fellow will learn about Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program and MFA programs in general, experience 10 days of intense learning and immersion that occur during a residency, and receive mentorship and community opportunities.
Because we know scheduling 10 days out of your life can be difficult, the winner will receive the opportunity to attend EITHER Antioch’s Summer/Fall 2020 residency (6/18 to 6/27), or Winter/Spring 2021 residency (12/10 to 12/19). The trip will be made at virtually no cost to the winner—the fellowship will cover travel expenses and lodging, plus a $1000 cash prize to help with any other costs.
While the experience is non-credit earning, the Fellow will engage with the residency as an authentic student, including the opportunities to:
· be included in a poetry workshop group and have their poetry workshopped with other students (4 meetings throughout the residency);
· attend all readings, seminars, and social events offered during the residency, including Antioch’s new student orientation and closing conversation;
· deliver a reading at a Brown Bag reading during the residency;
· meet with Antioch MFA Program’s Core Faculty in Poetry;
· receive a residency buddy who is a current Antioch MFA student (who will answer questions and help the Fellow during the residency as requested);
· apply to Antioch’s MFA Program in the future with the possibility of receiving Antioch scholarship support.
We are thrilled to offer significant payment to our partner poets: $50 per poem, up to $150. We are proud to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication.
We also warmly invite under-represented and marginalized voices to submit. Our aim is to be an accurate representation of the diversity of our beautiful community. Your voice is valued here.
Frontier Poetry holds first publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, nor authorize or permit the publication of, any part of the material for three months following first publication. For reprints we ask for acknowledgement of its publication in Frontier Poetry first.
The Frontier Fellowship exists to give opportunity and access to poets in the margins of our community. We’re seeking emerging writers traditionally under represented by mainstream magazines and presses, in order to make that “breaking in” a little easier.
This category will always be free.
We will award a poet with the Frontier Fellowship: $500 grant meant to be used toward covering industry submission costs, multiple publications (original poetry and prose) in Frontier, participation in our editorial community, and introductions to agents and presses. We customize our fellowships to meet the needs of our chosen fellow: hours per month, number of publications, and publication involvement will vary based on our fellow's availability.
For the Fellow of 2018, we accepted applications from poets who are 50 or older and who do not have a full-length collection published or forthcoming at the time of submission. Susan Yanos was our 2018 Fellow.
For the Fellow of 2019, we accepted applications from poets who are from native nations and/or identify as an indigenous writer. Moira J. is our 2019 Fellow!