FutureCycle Press is now ten years old! Where has the time gone? We've been so busy editing and publishing books, it feels like only yesterday we started doing this. We've just awarded the 2016 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize, our eighth, to William Page, and we're publishing six new contenders for the 2017 book prize in the first quarter: Dylan Thomas and the Writing Shed by Martin Willitts Jr.; Do You Expect Your Art to Answer? by Laurel S. Peterson; In the Shadow of Paradise by Jane Ellen Glasser; Breathe In Daisy, Breathe Out Stones by Cindy Rinne; Bird Flying through the Banquet by Judy Kronenfeld; and The Blue Man by Diane Furtney. Our last issue of Kentucky Review just came out, and in mid-March we'll be moving our headquarters to Athens, Georgia, to be closer to family. In April we'll pick right back up with more book prize-contending books, right on schedule. We wish everyone a good year and lots of "Sixties" spirit going forward.
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. The upper-right pull-down of our events calendar (below) shows a color-coded key. Click on any event on the calendar for more information in the description. Enter our month-long Goodreads Giveaways to win paperbacks, or build your poetry library with our Free Kindle Saturdays editions. Just click on an author event and description link, then select the Kindle link from our catalog page to "buy" that title for 0.00 in the Kindle store. Then it will always be yours, and you can even loan it to other people. (Tip: Each title repeats every six months or so, so if you miss out on something you wanted, check back later.) The giveaways may float around some based on circumstances on the ground, so it's a good idea to copy events you don't want to miss to your own calendar so they will auto-update for you if rescheduled. Or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive timely notifications. We ask only one thing: If you discover poets whose work you really like, please help us get the word out by sharing book notices online, leaving short honest book reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, telling your friends about it—whatever!
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.