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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. Work from Copper Nickel has been reprinted in the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses anthologies, and has been listed as "notable" in the Best American Essays anthology. Contributors to Copper Nickel have received numerous honors for their work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award; the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; the American, California, Colorado, Minnesota, and Washington State Book Awards; the Georg Büchner Prize; the TS Eliot and Forward Poetry Prizes; the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; the Whiting Writers Award; the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award; the Lambda Literary Award; and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, Witter Bynner, Soros, Rona Jaffe, Bush, and Jerome Foundations; the Bunting Institute; Cave Canem; and the American Academy in Rome. Other contributors have had their first published work appear in our pages.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2002

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 March 2020 (40.3 days from now). 9
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Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
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TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
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Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 March 2020 (40.3 days from now). 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
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Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
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Poetry Open Fee-based

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Open to poetry submissions through 01 March 2020 (40.3 days from now). 7
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Poetry Forms:
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Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
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Poem PoemNo line limits known; 4 - 6 pieces.
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Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
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Copper Nickel Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
This market ranks among the Extremely Challenging Fiction Markets in our database.
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AccuracyWe have received 1,981 reports from 699 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 52.3 mean avg | 44.0 median | 170 max days (34.9 std dev)
Responses93.23 %
Acceptances0.35 % of submissions accepted (73.1 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.00 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections92.88 % (52.2 avg. days per rejection) | 9.89 % personal, 63.26 % form, 26.85 % unspecified | 0.10 % shortlisted
Non-Responses6.76 %
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Never Responded0.25 % (127.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals6.51 % (49.2 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending479 responses are pending (0 min | 54.5 mean avg | 49.0 median | 365 max days waiting | 49.2 std dev) from 212 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (35.59 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 60 days.)
The most common submission fee paid: USD $2.00. (21.89 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 1 day(s) on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 18 Jan 2020.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 18 Nov 2019.
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Work submitted here was also submitted to...

Fiction AGNI; Ninth Letter; The Cincinnati Review; The Missouri Review; West Branch; Bennington Review; The Georgia Review; One Story; The Sun Magazine; Cimarron Review; The Gettysburg Review; New England Review
Poetry AGNI; The Adroit Journal; New England Review; Ninth Letter; The Missouri Review; West Branch; Poetry Magazine; Foundry; The Cincinnati Review; 32 Poems; The New Yorker; Kenyon Review
Nonfiction The Sun Magazine; AGNI; Passages North; The Missouri Review; Ninth Letter; River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative; Black Warrior Review; Granta; Colorado Review; New England Review; Guernica; Crazyhorse

Members accepted here also had work accepted by...

Fiction N/A
Poetry BOAAT Journal; diode poetry journal; Bennington Review; Gulf Coast; The American Poetry Review; River Styx; The Nation; The Malahat Review; Crazyhorse; The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry; The Cincinnati Review; The Southern Review
Nonfiction N/A

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Dates

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2020
Last Checked: 06 Jan 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Nov 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Apr 2006

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