Copper Nickel Journal Is Accepting Prose And Poetry/ How To Submit (Pay: $30)
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Copper Nickel Journal Is Accepting Prose And Poetry/ How To Submit (Pay: $30)

Copper Nickel Journal calls for submissions for their upcoming issue in 2024. Discover their submission guidelines below.

At Copper Nickel, they welcome diverse contributions in poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios. Read on to understand the process, eligibility criteria, author rights, and payment details and more.

Submission Guidelines For Copper Nickel Journal

  • Submit four to six poems, one story, three flash pieces, or one essay at a time.
  • Wait at least six months between submissions.
  • For prose, there are no length restrictions, but longer pieces must earn their space.
  • For translation features, submit five to ten poems or a piece of prose along with an 800-1200 word introductory essay if accepted.
  • By submitting your work, you consent to occasional emails about their book prize, subscription drives, etc.
  • All submissions should be done through Submittable, their submissions manager.
  • Keep in mind that their Submittable account can receive only 1800 submissions per month, so submit early to avoid being shut out.
  • Copper Nickel seeks original and engaging work.
  • They also accept simultaneous submissions, but kindly inform them if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Withdraw full submissions through Submittable and, for individual poems or flash pieces, message them to specify the pieces for removal.

Author Rights

Authors maintain their rights when submitting to Copper Nickel. They aim to respond within eight weeks, but please refrain from querying until at least three months have passed. Be professional and courteous in your correspondence.

Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no entry fees.
  • Submissions are open to everyone irrespective of their race, gender, nationality, etc.


Their submission window will be open from 15th January, 2023 to 1st March, 2023.

Pay Rates

Copper Nickel values your work and compensates authors with $30 per printed page, two copies of the issue featuring your work, and a one-year subscription.

Note that international payments are subject to a 30% tax, withheld on the front end. Additionally, they award two $500 prizes per issue—the Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose—determined by their in-house editorial staff.

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