Hello, Poets & Translators!

Thank you for your interest in submitting your poetry manuscript to Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit publisher of poetry. We publish extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers.

Our biannual open reading periods allow us to read and consider book-length poetry manuscripts, including works in translation, for publication. We invite submissions through Submittable. Please note that we no longer read or respond to unsolicited manuscripts sent by mail or email.

Before you submit your manuscript, we ask that you get to know the Press in order to determine whether Copper Canyon is the best home for your poetry. Familiarize yourself with our mission, list of titles, and recent activities, in addition to our submissions guidelines and other materials linked below.

2019–20 Open Reading Calendar

We typically offer two open reading periods each year, although this is subject to change. Our priority is always to maximize the time we spend reading and to give respectful, engaged attention to your submissions. We look forward to considering your work!

The next scheduled open reading periods are listed below.

2019 Fall/Winter Reading Period: Nov. 1–30, 2019

2020 Spring/Summer Reading Period: Jun. 1–30, 2020