Copper Nickel will accept submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry through November 15th, 2012, through our online submission manager, accessible at http://www.copper-nickel.org/submissions/index.php
Kevin Wilson has chosen Anne Valente's story "Amelia" as the winner of the 2012 Copper Nickel Fiction Contest. Wilson made special mention of Adam Sturtevant's "The Pretenders" and Sarah Gerkensmeyer's "My Husband's House." All three stories will appear, along with editors' selections Shabnam Nadiya's "And We Rise How We Rise" and Leslie Rakowicz's "Celia" in issue 18 of Copper Nickel which will arrive in mailboxes in late October.
Paisley Rekdal has chosen Tarfia Faizullah's poem "Reading Célan at the Liberation War Museum" as the winner of the 2012 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest. Wilson made special mention of David J. Daniels's "Danny Starr: A Lament." These poems will appear, along with poems by finalists Maud Poole, George Kalamaras, Anna Claire Hodge, Ansel Elkins, Kristing Robertson, and John Hoppenthaler in issue 18 of Copper Nickel.
Stories by fiction finalists Robin McLean, Mary Switalski, Kate Reed, and Lynn Grant will appear in Copper Nickel 19 in the Spring. Look for work by finalists Delaney Nolan in Hobart and Tasha Matsumoto in Black Warrior Review.
The fiction contest is in its semifinal judging phase, and we hope to notify the finalists by this time next week.
We're working feverishly to identify the finalists to be sent to our guest judges. We should be able to announce our selections by next Friday, June 8th. Check back here for the announcement.
Thanks to all who've entered thus far. We're having such a great time reading these entries, we're going to extend the deadline to April 30th (11:59PM) in case anyone's still working to put an entry together.
If you're in Chicago for AWP, stop by our booth (#210) in the book fair, where you can pick up back issues on the cheap, renew your subscription (only $15!) or pay your contest entry fee in person!
Copper Nickel is pleased to announce its third annual contests in poetry and fiction are now accepting entries.
Writers may submit work for consideration with a $15 entry fee. Each entrant gets a one-year (two issue) subscription. The submission window for entries opens on February 21 and closes on April 21, 2012. Full details available at http://www.copper-nickel.org/contest/
The poetry contest will be judged by Paisley Rekdal, author of The Invention of the Kaleidoscope. The winner will receive $1000 and publication in Copper Nickel 18 in Fall 2012.
The fiction contest will be judged by Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang. The winner will receive $1000 and publication in Copper Nickel 18 in Fall 2012.
Issue 17 is now here.
Featuring work by contest winners Pedro Ponce and Ruth Awad and 200 pages of goodness by Jeffery Bahr, Zeina Hashem Beck, Mark Jay Brewin, Jr., Brian Brodeur, Sarah Burke, Rick Bursky, Caroline Cahill, Paul Robert Chesser, George David Clark, Martha Collins, Jazzy Danziger, Michelle M. Regalado Deatrick, Angie Decola, CJ Evans, Gina R. Evers, Sarah Giragosian, Chris Haven, Joshua R. Helms, Ailish Hopper, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Anastas Kapurani, L. S. Klatt, Franz Knupfer, Eva Konstantopoulos, Jason Koo, Ross Losapio, Wayne Miller, Matthew Minicucci, Matt Moore, Brian D. Morrison, Jacob Newberry, Kathryn Nuernberger, Emilia Phillips, Craig Reinbold, Mark Rice, Corinna McClanahan Schroeder, Danielle Shutt, Douglas Silver, Corey Van Landingham, Chet Weise, David Welch, Cori A. Winrock, and Moikom Zeqo.
The folks over at Barrelhouse are presenting "Bargain," a poem by Steve Kistulentz (CN16) complete with Steve's annotations. It's a great read, and the annotations include a shoutout to Copper Nickel, since our 16th issue contains his amazing essay "People Who Died," which see if you haven't yet...
We're very happy to see Steve Langan's poem, "A Report," from Copper Nickel 16 on Verse Daily today. Thanks again to Steve and to all the folks at Verse Daily for helping this poem circulate.