Copper Canyon Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Copper Canyon Press.

Copper Canyon Press is a nonprofit book publisher dedicated to poetry. For our March 2022 open reading period, we invite manuscript samples along with query letters. Please carefully read our guidelines before you submit. 

A Note on Reading Fees: 

(Please read before submitting)

Reading fees help Copper Canyon Press, as a nonprofit publisher, to staff our open reading periods. 

  • $15 reading fee, Standard Level—This fee allows Copper Canyon to continue the consideration of unsolicited manuscripts. 
  • $35 reading fee, Generosity Level —Those who pay at this level will enable Copper Canyon to waive the fee for poets experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Fee Waiver—If you are currently experiencing financial difficulty and cannot afford the reading fee, email poetry@coppercanyonpress.org to request a fee waiver by March 24, 2022. Please write “Reading fee waiver” in the subject line. Waiver requests will be honored as our budget allows.

Below you will choose to submit your manuscript through one of two portals: "Standard Reading Fee" or "Generosity Level." Guidelines are identical in the two portals, and the amount of your payment will not impact editorial decisions.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.

Copper Canyon Press