Fall 2018, Issue 27

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Copper Nickel accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios from September 1 to December 15, January 15 to March 1.

Please submit four to six poems, one story, or one essay at a time.

For a translation feature, submit five to ten poems or a piece of prose (fiction or nonfiction). If we accept, we’ll ask for a contextualizing introductory essay of 500-1000 words.

We DO accept simultaneous submissions, though we ask you to contact us if submitted work is accepted elsewhere.

To withdraw stories, essays, or translation folios, please withdraw through submittable.

To withdraw individual poems or flash pieces, please email editor/managing editor Wayne Miller indicating which poems should be withdrawn. Note that you will not receive a direct reply; the information you send will be noted in our submittable system. (Only withdraw a poetry submission in submittable if you intend all submitted pieces to be removed from consideration.)

We try to respond to all submissions within eight weeks, though response times can be longer—particularly in the spring. We receive many thousands of submissions each year; reading and responding to them all sometimes takes more time than we would like.

Please note that when you submit your work to Copper Nickel you’re adding yourself to our contact list and, thus, consenting to receiving infrequent emails about our book prize, subscriptions drives, etc. We try to send no more than 2-3 of these emails per year.

Starting with the spring 2017 issue Copper Nickel pays $30 per printed page + two copies of the issue in which the author’s work appears + a one-year subscription. (Per-page payment could vary slightly from year to year based on funding.)

We also award two $500 prizes per issue—the Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose—for what we consider to be the most exciting work in each issue, as determined by a vote of our in-house editorial staff.

For information about the Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second book of poetry, visit here.