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Submission Guidelines

Please read this before you hit the Submit button:

Submission Window

  • We are closed to submissions at the moment. We will be open to new submissions from September 1 to September 30, 2023.

  • Any submissions made outside the submission window will not be read.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to reading your work in September!


  • We only accept unpublished poetry manuscripts. It is okay for individual poems in the manuscript to have been published in journals and literary magazines.

  • Please submit a well-formatted selection of not more than 15 poems. If we find the sample promising, we may ask for the full manuscript.

  • Poems should be typed in a standard font, such as Times New Roman or Calibri.

  • Each poem should be on a separate page.

  • Please include your name, contact information, and a brief bio with your submission.


  • We are open to a wide range of nonfiction submissions, including essays, memoir, and literary criticism.

  • Please submit a synopsis of your project (no more than 5 pages) along with five sample chapters.

  • The synopsis should provide a clear overview of your project, including its central argument, thesis, or subject matter.

  • The sample chapters should give us a sense of your writing style and your ability to develop your ideas.



  • We are open to submissions of both full-length novels and short story collections.

  • Please submit your full manuscript, along with a lucid synopsis (no more than 3 pages).

  • The synopsis should provide a clear overview of your project, including its central characters, plot, and setting.


General Guidelines

  • Please do not submit your work if it has been previously published in any form.

  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

  • Please allow 3-6 months for us to review your submission.


Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to our press.

  • We only publish serious poets who are deeply invested in poetry.

  • Unless you are conversant with contemporary world poetry, we are unlikely to be interested in your work.


We look forward to reading your work!

the house
of sublime poetry

Copper Coin is dedicated to publishing outstanding poetry, nonfiction and fiction in English, Punjabi, Marathi and Hindi.


Our faith in the power and beauty of the book drives us. We deal in a currency whose value transcends time and geographies: poetry—and everything related to it, be it nonfiction, fiction or any kind of writing that defies categorisation.

Essential Railway Lines

“Small presses are like unprofitable but essential railway lines. Once they are built you begin to see their importance. Copper Coin is one such line on an old network that includes Praxis, NewGround, Clearing House, Broom, Nissim Ezekiel, Almost Island, Pras, Harbour Line, and Poetrywala. It is the first to publish books in Punjabi, English, Marathi and Hindi. Those who travel on it once may want to do so again. A season ticket is advisable.”


Poet, Translator, Literary Critic & Anthologist

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