The two newest books published from our new home in Athens, Georgia, are Under the Music of Blue by Dede Wilson and Fierce Light by Linda Scheller. Over the next few months, look for new titles from Robert Cooperman, José Angel Araguz, Neil Carpathios, Pat Hanahoe-Dosch, Paul Hostovsky, and Mike James. Click on the covers shown in our recently published list to see excerpts from these books on Goodreads. (Browse all of our titles, with excerpts, here.)
At FutureCycle Press, our number-one goal is to bring well-written, well-edited poetry to the attention of as many people as possible for as long as possible. We and our authors have worked very hard on these books, and we want everyone who loves poetry to read them—even if they cannot afford to buy them. In addition to chances to win paperback copies through our Goodreads Giveaways (linked from our Events Calendar), you can build an awesome (and free) poetry library by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter for word about our Free Kindle Saturdays promotions. We ask only one thing: If you discover poets whose work you really like, please help us get the word out by sharing notices online, leaving short honest book reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, discussing the poems in your classes or work groups, or blogging about them. Attend poetry readings when you can, and give these poets some love!
Introduced in 2013, our Good Works projects are thematically focused anthologies of individual works. No reading fee is required to submit, PDFs are freely available, and all proceeds from sales of the paperback and Kindle editions are donated to a charitable cause. While we encourage everyone to purchase copies at full retail price to help boost the amount we can donate, contributors are given a 70%-off discount code to buy the paperback edition of the issue in which their work appears in our estore (accessed by clicking on the cover image). To date, FutureCycle Press has been able to donate a total of $1,447 from sales of Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai, guest-edited by Joseph Hutchison and Andrea L. Watson, to the Malala Fund. In 2015, we have given Friends of the Earth $381 for Weatherings (David Chorlton and Robert S. King, eds.) and $383 to Action Against Hunger for all Kentucky Review donations and sales. (Note: Kentucky Review, a division of FutureCycle Press and a serial Good Works project, ceased online publication at the end of 2016.) Any open Good Works projects will be listed in our Submission Guidelines and announced through social media.