Futurepoem books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Futurepoem's next open reading period will open on November 15, 2016. We will accept manuscripts from November 15 - December 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. 

Futurepoem welcomes unpublished book-length manuscripts of innovative prose, poetry and multi-genre work during this reading period. Our editors for this season are Pierre Joris, Claudia La Rocco, and Monica McClure (more information on our editors is available at http://www.futurepoem.com/submit.php).

  • Our reading period is an open process. Our editors will have access to your cover letter and know your name when reading your work. We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the work of our guest editors before submitting your work to us.
  • Manuscripts must be unpublished book-length manuscripts of prose, poetry and multi-genre work.
  • We welcome international submissions.
  • We welcome self-translations and multi-lingual texts. 
  • We do not currently accept translations of previously published works or of unpublished work by other authors.
  • We welcome unpublished book-length collaborative writing but we do not currently accept anthology submissions.
  • Work previously published in chapbook form is fine, as long as the manuscript in its entirety has not been published in its current form. 
  • And though we are open to books with visuals, books that are heavily image-based may be better served by a different publisher.
  • You may submit work previously submitted to Futurepoem, as our editors shift every year.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we do ask that you notify us or withdraw your manuscript via our online submissions system if your book is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submission length: 50-200 pages. 

  • We will accept manuscripts via our online submissions system from November 15th 2016 to December 15th 2016 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. We are only able to accept online submissions-so please do not send hard copy submissions via regular mail.
  • Please submit only ONE manuscript per person. In fairness to our volunteer staff and our guest editors, we cannot grant exceptions to this rule. 
  • We will try to announce selections for the upcoming publication season by end of May 2017. 
  • We may request additional hard copies of your manuscript for further consideration, so please include your email, phone number and address so that we can contact you.

  • We will select two books for publication as part of the Futurepoem book series. The intended publication year for these books is 2018.
  • Our goal is to notify all authors submitting by email by end of May 2017 of our decision.