Futurepoem Books Open Reading Period

Futurepoem's open reading period for 2016 is now over. Thanks to everyone who submitted this year. We will try to announce our selections by end of May 2017 and those who submitted will be notified by email.

Our next open reading period will be held in Fall 2017. 


Editorial Panel for 2016/2017

Our current guest editors are:

Pierre Joris
Pierre Joris most recently published The Agony of I.B. (a play commissioned & produced in June 2016 by the Théatre National du Luxembourg; Editions PHI);  An American Suite (early poems; inpatient press 2016); Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press 2014); & Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan (FSG 2014). When not on the road, he lives in Sorrentinostan, a.k.a. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife and often times collaborator, multimedia performance artist and writer Nicole Peyrafitte.

Claudia La Rocco 
Claudia La Rocco is a writer whose work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), selected poetry, performance texts, images and criticism, and the novel petit cadeau, published by The Chocolate Factory Theater as a print edition of one and a four-day, interdisciplinary live edition. She edited I Don't Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Projectʼs PLATFORM 2015, which she curated. She has been presented by The Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, The Whitney Museum of American Art, et al; received grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation; and had residencies at such places as Headlands Center for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and On the Boards theater. Her collaborators include the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth, the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark and the musician/composer Phillip Greenlief, with whom she is animals & giraffes. She is editor-in-chief of SFMOMA's Open Space, and her poetry most recently appeared in the Ugly Duckling Presse chapbook 6X6 #34: I Like Softness.

Monica McClure 
Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York. She is the author of Concomitance (Counterpath, 2016); Tender Data (Birds LLC, 2015); and chapbooks Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014); Mood Swing (Snacks Press, 2013). Her poetry and critical writing can be found in Tin House, The Claudius App, Jubilat, Lambda Literary Review Spotlight Series, Emily Books, The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, The Awl, Spork Press, The Los Angeles Review, Intercourse Magazine, The Lit Review, and CultureStrike / The Margins. McClure is a poetry and fiction editor for The Atlas Review. In 2014, she was chosen by Dorothea Lasky as the Summer Literary Seminar contest winner for Poetry. She has performed at Cage Gallery, Pioneer Works, Dixon Place Theatre, The Silent Barn, and &Now 2015.