fron·tier // brink, boundary, borderland
· a quality home for new poets
Let's workshop each other's poems! Submit one here.
Submissions for our New Voices poetry category are open year round to any new and emerging poet who has not published more than one full-length collection of poetry. New Voices are published online only and will feature a number of poems from new authors each month.
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.
- Submissions are open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission—email us about self-published works)
- Show excellence in your craft. Bend language, experiment with visuality and form—lay your heart bare on the page. Our aim is to showcase writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. Send us only your best.
- We accept simultaneous submissions—just please send us a note if your work is picked up elsewhere (We want to say congrats!)
- All submissions must be no more than 10 pages and no more than 5 poems.
- We do not accept multiple submissions. Please submit all your poems in ONE document.
- Please include a cover letter with your publication history
- Expect 8-12 weeks for a response
- Please review our FAQ page for more information. Almost all other questions are answered here: www.frontierpoetry.com/faq
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 2019 residency (6/13 to 6/21), or Winter/Spring 2020 residency (12/5 to 12/14).
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.
- Submissions are now open to everyone, non-MFAs and MFAs alike
- Prize is open to all submitters, but only domestic round trip flights to Los Angeles will be paid for
- Include a cover letter which explains why you would benefit from the Fellowship
- Up to FOUR unpublished poems only
- We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.
- There is no line-limit: poems may be any length, any style, or any subject
- Multiple submissions are allowed
- Submission fee of $20
- UPDATE: Deadline is February 28, 2019
- Our editors and the faculty of Antioch will select the winner
- 2nd and 3rd place will receive publication and $300, $200 respectively
If you have any questions about submissions of any kind or would like to query a current submission, please visit our FAQ page https://www.frontierpoetry.com/faq/, or send an email to: contact (at) frontierpoetry (dot) com
About Antioch University LA:
Although AWP does not endorse the ranking of creative writing programs, Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing Program typically appears in the top five of any list, from The Atlantic to Poets & Writers. Antioch’s MFA Program pioneered the online component of low-residency creative writing education and offered the first low-residency MFA on the West Coast. Its graduates have published many books and won numerous awards. The Antioch MFA in Creative Writing Program is dedicated not only to the education of literary artists, but also to community engagement and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice. Unique features include the MFA field study, the Art of Translation Seminar and Online Conference, and the Post-MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing.
The Frontier New Voices Fellowship exists to give opportunity and access to poets often excluded into 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.
Twice a year, 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 2020 New Voices Fellow, we are accepting applications from poets who are undocumented and residing in America.
In your application please include:
- A cover letter with your publication history / brief bio & age. (Can be written directly into Submittable.)
- An answer to the question: why do you poet?
- At least one, but no more than five, poems (published or unpublished).
- Fellow must write in English, but international poets are welcome to apply.
- Deadline is October 31.
- We will announce the winner at the beginning of 2020.