Spring 2017, Issue 24

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Copper Nickel accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios from August 15 to April 15.

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 try to respond to all submissions within eight weeks, though response times can be longer—particularly in the summer.

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.