Copper Nickel accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios from August 15 to December 15, January 15 to March 1.
Please submit four to six poems, one story, three flash pieces, or one essay at a time, and please wait at least six months between submissions. For prose we do not have any length restrictions—but longer-than-normal pieces have to earn their space.
For a translation feature, submit five to ten poems or a piece of prose (fiction or nonfiction). If we accept, we’ll ask for a contextualizing introductory essay of 800-1200 words.
We DO accept simultaneous submissions, though we ask you to contact us if submitted work is accepted elsewhere.
To withdraw full submissions, please withdraw through submittable.
About the Journal
Copper Nickel—the national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver—was founded by poet Jake Adam York in 2002. When York died in 2012, the journal went on hiatus until its re-launch in 2014.