Info for Authors

We have worked hard to design our website to make it easier for authors to find the information they need. The tabs are self-explanatory. If you just want to quickly “get in and out,” the Submission Guidelines, on the Guidelines tab, will take you to our online submission engine where you can see what we are presently reading. The Guide for Authors—essential reading for anyone whose book or chapbook manuscript we accept—answers many questions and provides valuable insight into how we work. Clicking on the links below any title in our Catalog will take you to Amazon where you can “Look Inside” for samples of what we like; clicking the book image itself takes you to our eStore, where our authors can order any of our books for 70% off with their author discount code. Last but not least, on The Bottom Line tab on our home page, you will find royalty and contract info as well as our vision and goals. Do us all a favor and read it, please, before submitting your work to us.

The Book Prize

  • The FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize is awarded for the best full-length volume of poetry we publish in a calendar year. There is no fixed monetary award. Instead, the winning poet receives an honorarium of 20% of our total net royalties from all poetry books and chapbooks (but not Good Works anthologies) we sold online that year. The winning poet also serves as a judge for the prize the following year and receives a copy of all contending books.

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