About Copper Nickel
Spring 2019, Issue 28Order / Subscribe
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, Best Small Fictions, 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 MacArthur, 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.
We publish a broad range of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and writing in translation, with a particular—but by no means exclusive—interest in work that considers sociohistorical context. Please consider submitting your original, unpublished work between September 1–December 15, January 15–March 1.
Copper Nickel currently pays $30 per page + contributors copies + a one-year subscription. (International writers, please note: payments sent overseas are subject to a 30% tax, which is withheld on the front end. This is beyond our control.)
For questions, please contact Editor/Managing Editor Wayne Miller.
WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections—most recently Post- (Milkweed, 2016) and The City, Our City (2011)—co-translator of two collections—Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015) and I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007)—by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and co-editor of three books, including Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (Milkweed, 2016) and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). 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. With Kevin Prufer, he co-curates the Unsung Masters Series. Visit him online here.
BRIAN BARKER is the author of three poetry collections—Vanishing Acts (SIU Press, 2019), The Black Ocean (2011) and The Animal Gospels (Tupelo, 2006). 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 (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2015) and The Diminishing House (2010). 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 novel Remind Me Again What Happened (Algonquin, 2018) and the story collection The Beach at Galle Road (2012), which was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers title. Her work has appeared in Confrontation, Memorious, The Missouri Review, New South, and Western Humanities Review, among other journals. Visit her online here.
TEAGUE BOHLEN’s novel, The Pull of the Earth (Ghost Road, 2006), won the Colorado Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, South Dakota Review, Superstition Review, and elsewhere.