Futurepoem books

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Futurepoem books is a New York City-based non-profit publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging and important underrepresented writers. We offer two yearly opportunities for publication. Subscribe to our email list for more info about upcoming submission opportunities, or check back with this site.


The Other Futures Award is given annually to an innovative, adventurous full-length work that challenges conventions of genre and language, content and form. We are interested in writing that imagines new lived or literary possibilities, and questions established paradigms. The winner will receive publication with Futurepoem and an honorarium of $1000. The Other Futures Award opens each summer for submissions. Our next submission period will be from July 15, 2022 - August 15, 2022. The winning book will be published in 2024.


Our reading period opens for submissions each winter. Each year, we invite a rotating panel of distinguished guest editors to read and select two new books for publication. The guest editors for the 2021/2022 reading period were Kay Gabriel, Renee Gladman, and Seth Price. We will announce our next set of guest editors and submission dates shortly. Futurepoem welcomes unpublished, full-length manuscripts of poetry, prose, and multi-genre work that challenge and expand on the potential for poetic form, language, and process. Work by underrepresented and emerging writers is especially welcome. 

Futurepoem books