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.


Our open reading period opens for submissions each fall. A panel of distinguished guest editors will select two books for publication. This year, our guest editors are Anne Boyer, Alissa Quart, and Wendy S. Walters. Results from our 2019 open reading period will be announced in July.


The Other Futures Award opens each spring, and is judged by Futurepoem's permanent editors and staff (Dan Machlin, Carly Dashiell, Ariel Yelen, and Aiden Garabed Farrell). The winning book will receive publication with Futurepoem, and an honorarium of $1000. We are interested in innovative, adventurous work that challenges conventions of genre and language, content and form. Send us work that imagines new literary possibilities, and questions established paradigms. Results from the 2019 Other Futures Award will be announced in September.

Futurepoem books is supported by donations from individuals and in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Futurepoem books