About this project
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!
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
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
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