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Frozen Sea

Literary Magazine




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Frozen Sea is a new poetry journal publishing exceptional work from early-career poets in a mobile-friendly format.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    One month or less*
    Editor reported data
    20 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max lines: 25

Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

We like short poems because they are easier to promote on our social media platforms and share widely.


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Brief and friendly is best!

  • Eligibility

    We have a focus on early-career poets (meaning: poets who have not yet published a full-length book or have recently published a full-length book) but we accept work from established poets as well. We want to lead people to their next favorite poets. We also have a focus on publishing queer artists, being queer ourselves. You do not have to identify as queer to submit, but you do have to be cool about the possibility of being published in a queer-affiliated journal and treat that with respect.

  • Formatting

    Send PDFs, use a standard font, other than that we'll leave the formatting up to you!

  • Author's rights

    If we select your work for publication, Frozen Sea will retain worldwide First Serial Rights and worldwide First Electronic Rights. (Meaning: once your work is published in Frozen Sea, the copyright immediately reverts to you.) We also reserve the right to keep your work on our website in perpetuity, and to promote it on social media channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

  • Additional info

    In addition to publication on our website, we have a focus on publishing quality poetry across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and other social media platforms—shorter poems work best. Think sonnet-y things.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

20 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

30 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 61 days, 79 days

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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-tr...

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    Editor William Ward Butler avatar

    William Ward Butler


    Editor Jackson D. Moorman avatar

    Jackson D. Moorman

    Co-Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Director