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Futurepoem is an innovative non-profit literary press. Help us publish two new books chosen during our free annual open reading period.

New York, NY Poetry
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ABOUT FUTUREPOEMFuturepoem books is a New York City-based non-profit press dedicated to publishing innovative literature in thoughtfully designed paperback editions. Since 2002, we've published over 16 books and championed the work of many important new writers. 

FUTUREPOEM OPEN CALL

Each year the Futurepoem open call for manuscripts provides a critical free submissions opportunity for innovative writers from throughout the country and overseas. It is also an opportunity for these writers to be read by a group of distinguished peers, in a context supportive to innovative work. Each year we invite a rotating guest editorial panel of distinguished writers, artists and critics to read all the submissions we receive, discuss them at length, and ultimately recommend two new authors for publication.

OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT

We're turning to Kickstarter for help because Printing, designing, typesetting copyediting, and shipping our books costs money - two books can cost us as much as $10,000 per year. We receive some government support but it pays for only a portion of these costs and government arts funding has been significantly reduced in recent years. 

Your support through Kickstarter will help support our open reading period and will help us print and publish two new Futurepoem books. Futurepoem relies on a dedicated team of volunteer editors and interns, and with additional financial support through Kickstarter we look forward to championing exciting new innovative writers. Your support will enable us to edit, design and print the professionally-designed books that we love to present to the public. 

Thank you in advance for becoming part of our Kickstarter project and supporting Futurepoem! 


FUTUREPOEM PEOPLE

Recent Open Call Editors

Current Guest Editors:
 Jen Hofer, Tisa Bryant, Bruce Hainley, Simone Forti 

Past Guest Editors:
 Wayne Koestenbaum, Lytle Shaw, Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Bob Perelman, Kim Rosenfield, Tan Lin, Frances Richard, Jerome Sala, Robert Fitterman, Tonya Foster, Laura Elrick, Ammiel Alcalay, Prageeta Sharma, Edwin Torres, Kristin Prevallet, Heather Ramsdell, Brenda Coultas, Anselm Berrigan, Laird Hunt

Editors
Founder and Executive Editor - Dan Machlin
Managing Editor - Jennifer "JT" Tamayo
Books and Futurepost Editor - Chris Martin
Editor and Special Events - Ted Dodson
Marketing Support - Liz Bearden 

Board of Directors
Jeremy Sigler, Monica de la Torre, Jay Sanders, Amy Sillman, Dan Machlin

Literary Advisory Board
Charles Bernstein, Ann Lauterbach

MORE INFO

Futurepoem main Web site
Futurepost Blog
Futurepoem on Facebook
Futurepoem on YouTube

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    15 backers

    Donate a word toward a collaborative poem written, in part, by you and future-Futurepoem poet Dana Ward. Receive an e-copy of the poem.

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    18 backers

    Donate a word toward a collaborative poem written, in part, by you and future-Futurepoem poet Dana Ward and get a limited-edition broadside of the poem.

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    45 backers

    Previous awards, plus your choice of one of two titles selected during our 2011/2012 open call for manuscripts.

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    13 backers

    Previous awards, plus both titles selected during our 2011/2012 open call for manuscripts.

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    3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)

    Previous awards, plus one of your two books is a limited edition signed and lettered copy of one of the two open call titles.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    All previous awards, limited edition copies of both selected books, and get Feedback on one of your own poems from the Futurepoem editorial staff.

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    All previous awards, limited edition copies of both selected books, and a Futurepoem author or editor will write you or someone else a poem on the topic of your choice.

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    All previous awards, limited edition copies of both selected books, and a Futurepoem author will come to your home to give you and your friends a personal reading (if in NYC) or they will contact you via skype or phone for a virtual reading.

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