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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Did You Know?

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

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 thematically focused anthologies of individual works. No submission fee is required, and all proceeds from sales are donated to a charitable cause. See our Submission Guidelines for open projects.

Kentucky Review

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. Check ’em out!

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

  • Goodreads Book Giveaway

    Lost in the Telling by Harold Whit Williams

    Lost in the Telling

    by Harold Whit Williams

    Giveaway ends August 31, 2015.

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    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    The Beast and The Innocent by Diana Pinckney

    The Beast and The Innocent

    by Diana Pinckney

    Giveaway ends August 31, 2015.

    See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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This Saturday

  • We put up a handful of Kindle editions every Saturday for free (regularly 2.99), so check in each week for what's on offer and build up your library. We and the poets thank you in advance for leaving an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads.