We’ve kicked off 2016 with two new full-length poetry books, Vicki Mandell-King’s Shrinking Into Infinite Sky, and How to Be Silent by Martin Willitts Jr., our first two contenders for the 2016 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize. Again, congratulations to our 2015 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize winner! For the first time, our book prize honorarium went over $1,000, and we want to thank all of our poets and those who supported them for making this possible. We look forward to an exciting 2016. We’re now working on a communications page for FutureCycle Press authors and gearing up for the 2015 Kentucky Review anthology, due out in late February.
Check out our tentative publishing schedule in the Events Calendar for more of what we are working on—plus lots of free goodies for fans of poetry. Click on the upper-right arrow of our calendar below for a list of color-coded sub-calendars. Click individual events for actionable links in the description. (If, when you do this, you are given a redirect link, it is safe to click on it.) In the current month, enter our month-long Goodreads Giveaways of paperback books. Our Free Kindle Saturdays editions, shorthanded by author last name and title abbreviation, link to their respective Amazon pages. Note: Scheduling in later months is tentative; the schedule of forthcoming titles, especially, will change with conditions on the ground. You can copy individual events to your own calendar and sync to ours for up-to-the-minute info. How cool is that?
Are you a book reviewer or blogger wanting to interview one of our authors, an educator evaluating books for a reading list, or even a student with a term paper to write? The Reviewer Registry is meant for you. By signing up for the registry, you can freely download PDF versions of our titles (within limits) for your own personal use. (Except for limited classroom handouts, you may not disseminate the files.)
Introduced in 2013, our Good Works projects are thematically focused anthologies of individual works. No reading fee is required, and all proceeds from sales are donated to a charitable cause. 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. See our Submission Guidelines for open projects.
Kentucky Review, a division of FutureCycle Press and one of our Good Works projects, publishes a perpetual online magazine—including videos of poets reading their work—and an annual print anthology. Editor-in-chief Robert S. King is assisted by a stellar team of associates.