Frozen Sea

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Frozen Sea is a new poetry journal with an emphasis on publishing exceptional poetry from early-career poets in a mobile-friendly format. Frozen Sea is excited by a wide range of poetry. We love playing tennis without the net so of course we'll consider free-verse, as well as the carefully-constructed corsetry of form. We aspire to, and work towards, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, anti-racism, anti-misogyny, anti-transphobia, and anti-homophobia through publishing and in our personal lives. A large part of our mission is to publish exciting emerging poets who do not yet have, or have recently published, a full-length collection. Frozen Sea publishes audio recordings from contributors in order to promote accessibility for those with visual impairment, and to provide the reader an opportunity to hear the poet reading their own work. We have a preference for publishing queer writers, being queer ourselves. We read for appreciation—if there's something in a poem, or about a poem, that makes us feel envious that we didn't write it, we will likely want to publish it. We also publish visual art and hybrid forms, acknowledging that poetry does not have to be confined to the written word. We are not interested in AI-generated or AI-assisted work. We are, however, interested in work that provides a counter-narrative against AI hype. We like concision, compression, and brevity.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram, Bluesky, TikTok
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
William Ward Butler
Contact Title
Poetry Editor
Contact Email
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
Year Founded
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Average Page Views Per Month
New journal, not yet launched
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
New journal, not yet launched
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