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Frontier Poetry began with the simple mission of being a platform for emerging poets—to uplift, to prepare, & to inspire. We are looking for poetry that pushes language forward, for poets and poems that strive to place themselves at the edge of what language can do. But this does not mean that we are only concerned with experimental poetry. We believe that sonnets can be at the frontier, book-length poems can be at the frontier, confessional poetry can be at the frontier—as long as a piece is constructed with exceptional consideration for language & craft, that poem is a fit for us.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for feedback and expedited responses.
Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to "new and emerging poets who have not published more than one full-length collection of poetry."

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Poetry Open


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.


Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: $50.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Unknown.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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When payment details are provided, they are listed in the currency used by the publication.

Frontier Poetry Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Poetry Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 174 reports from 147 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 60.8 mean avg | 59.0 median | 226 max days (37.3 std dev)
Responses98.27 %
Acceptances0.57 % of submissions accepted (12.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.68 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections97.70 % (60.4 avg. days per rejection) | 12.9 % personal, 56.5 % form, 30.6 % unspecified
Non-Responses1.72 %
Never Responded0.57 % (226.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals1.15 % (37.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending33 responses are pending (2 min | 37.3 mean avg | 37.0 median | 133 max days waiting | 28.5 std dev) from 32 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 84 days. (20.7 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 84 days.)
The most common submission tip paid: USD $20.00. (13.9 % reported giving a tip.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 3 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 11 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 11 Jun 2024.

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The Antioch-Frontier Fellowship Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Breakthrough Chapbook Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Ekphrastic Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Industry Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Nature & Place Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Open Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Poetry Themed Contests Charges fees for all submissions
Frontier Summer Poetry Award BELIEVED DEFUNCT Charges fees for all submissions
Global Poetry Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Types of Burns Series CLOSED


Last Updated: 14 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 13 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 11 Apr 2017

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