We Are

...a small press determined to look like a big one.
  • Welcome

    We publish contemporary English-language poetry books and chapbooks. Founded in 2007 by long-time editor/publishers and partners Diane Kistner and Robert S. King, we incorporated as a nonprofit in 2012.

  • Quality

    We collaborate with our authors to make our books and chapbooks the best they can be. We take our editorial role very seriously. Our editors, most of them working poets, volunteer their time to the press.

  • Submissions

    Anyone interested in submitting work to us should refer to our Guidelines tab. The Guide for Authors, essential reading for those whose book manuscripts we accept, answers many questions about how we work.

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Announcements

We didn′t receive enough good poems to fill all three Good Works anthologies—Homeland: Writings About Homelessness, Metamorphosis: Writings About Aging, and Our Place: Writings About the Earth—so we′re combining them. Watch for Weatherings later this summer.

Did You Know?

The authors we sign are given the privilege of downloading free PDF files of any book or chapbook published by FutureCycle Press. (Anyone signing up for the Reviewer Registry also has access to these files.) Authors are given a discount code they can use to purchase any of our paperback titles at 70% off.

Charitable Gifts

Since it was published in 2013, FutureCycle Press has donated $1,387 from sales of Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai, guest-edited by Joseph Hutchison and Andrea L. Watson, to the Malala Fund.

Good Works

Introduced in 2013, our Good Works projects are anthologies, typically focused on issues of universal significance, with 100% of all proceeds from sales donated to a charitable cause. Free PDFs of these anthologies are in our Catalog.

Kentucky Review

Kentucky Review, a division of FutureCycle Press and one of our Good Works projects, publishes an online magazine and annual print anthology. Editor-in-chief Robert S. King also serves as co-editor, with David Chorlton, of several forthcoming Good Works anthologies.

The Archives

Full PDFs of the now-defunct FutureCycle and FutureCycle Poetry magazines are in our Archives for free download and sharing, along with book reviews written and curated by David Chorlton.

This Month

This Saturday

  • These Kindle editions are free every Saturday this month (regularly 2.99). We and the poets thank you for leaving an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads.