Happy Spring! 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, including the current open project Good Works Review, are 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 respective cover image in our catalog). 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, $381 to Friends of the Earth for Weatherings (David Chorlton and Robert S. King, eds.), and $383 to Action Against Hunger for all Kentucky Review donations and sales. Good Works Review proceeds are slated for the ACLU.