About Copper Nickel

Spring 2018, Issue 26

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Copper Nickel—the national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver—was founded by poet Jake Adam York in 2002. When York died in 2012, the journal went on hiatus until its re-launch in 2014.

Work published in Copper Nickel has appeared in the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and has been listed as “notable” in the Best American Essays anthology. Contributors to Copper Nickel have received numerous honors for their work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award; the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; the American, California, Colorado, Minnesota, and Washington State Book Awards; the Nobel Prize, the Georg Büchner Prize; the TS Eliot and Forward Poetry Prizes; the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; the Whiting Writers Award; the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award; the Lambda Literary Award; and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, Witter Bynner, Soros, Rona Jaffe, Bush, and Jerome Foundations; the Bunting Institute; Cave Canem; and the American Academy in Rome. Other contributors have had their first published work appear in our pages.

Starting with the spring 2017 issue, Copper Nickel pays $30 per page + contributors copies + a one-year subscription. (Per-page payment could vary slightly from year to year, based on funding.)

For questions, please contact Editor/Managing Editor Wayne Miller.


Editor/Managing Editor

WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections—most recently Post- and The City, Our City—co-translator of two collections—Zodiac and I Don’t Believe in Ghosts—by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and co-editor of three books, including Literary Publishing in the 21st Century and New European Poets. His awards include the Rilke Prize, a Colorado Book Award, six Poetry Society of America awards, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize, and a Fulbright to Queen’s University Belfast. After twelve years working at Pleiades, Miller joined the staff of Copper Nickel in 2014. Visit him online here.

Editors: Poetry

BRIAN BARKER is the author of two poetry collections: The Black Ocean and The Animal Gospels. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Triquarterly. His awards include the Crab Orchard Open Competition, the Tupelo Press Editors’ Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. Visit him online here.

NICKY BEER’s poetry collections are The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House. Her awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Mary Wood Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Award, a fellowship and a scholarship from the Breadloaf Writers Conference, and two Colorado Book Awards, and her poems have appeared widely, including in AGNI, Kenyon Review, The Nation, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. Visit her online here.

Editor: Fiction & Nonfiction

JOANNA LULOFF—who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka—is the author of the story collection The Beach at Galle Road, which was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers title, and the forthcoming novel Remind Me Again What Happened, which will be published in 2018. Her work has appeared in Confrontation, Memorious, The Missouri Review, New South, and Western Humanities Review, among other journals. Visit her online here.

Editor: Fiction

TEAGUE BOHLEN’s novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, South Dakota Review, Superstition Review, and elsewhere.