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 spring for submissions; our submission period for 2020 has ended. We will announce our decision September 2020. The winning book will be published in 2022.


Our reading period opens for submissions each winter. We invite a rotating panel of distinguished guest editors to read and select two new books for publication. This year, we are excited to announce our guest editors are Rosa Alcalá, Marie Buck, and Farnoosh Fathi. Submissions have closed for our 2020 reading period. Our 2020 guest editors have selected Stephon Lawrence's u know how much i hate being alone in social situations// and Manuel Paul López's Nerve Curriculum for publication. Both books will be published in 2022. 

Futurepoem books