CPR Journal Submission Guidelines

The editors read submissions of individual poems from January 1 to May 31 each year, and full manuscripts (in conjunction with the CPR Annual Book Award and Editors Prize) between September 1 and November 30 and again between April 1 and June 30 each calendar year. Please Click here for CPR Book Award Guidelines.  Short reviews are considered year-round.
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Journal Submission Guidelines

Cider Press Review publishes online issues six times per year—April, June, August, October, December, and February..  Issues may be periodically compiled into ebook volumes.

CPR considers only poetry or translations of poetry in English, and reviews of poetry books of approx. 500 words. CPR accepts simultaneous submissions so long as we are notified. CPR does not accept emailed submissions.

Submit up to 5 poems at a time during the open submission period (between January 1 and May 31). Writers can submit using submittable [or use button below]. Beggining in 2019, we will no longer accept postal mail submissions. There is no reading fee for individual poem submission for the CPR journal.


We also welcome reviews of full-length books of poetry in approximately 600-750 words. CPR is dedicated to reviewing books from independent, university, and small presses with a strong preference for books published within the previous year. We do not accept reviews that have appeared elsewhere, in whole or in part. All text style should be consistent with the Chicago Manual of Style.

Reviews will be considered year-round, also via submittable [or use button below].


Poems and Reviews are circulated to an editorial board. Responds in 1-6 months. Acquires first North American serial rights. Time between acceptance and publication is generally 3-12 months.