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CPR Book Award 2018 Finalists Short List

The Editors are pleased to announce the 15 Finalist manuscripts for the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award
(in Alphabetical order):
Between States of Matter
The Body He Left Behind
The Book of Stolen Images
Burning Man
The Community of Rain
Girls on Land
I Am Dirty
Life in the Cold
Lord Baltimore
Notes on Vanishing
One Bent Twig
Sharecropper’s Son
Solitude and the Uses of Water
Studies of Familiar Birds
Congratulations to all the authors. We hope to have a decision from final judge Leona Sevick within a few weeks.

Ruth Foley Steps Down as Managing Editor

It is with great sadness that I must announce Ruth Foley will be stepping down as the long-time Managing Editor of Cider Press Review.

Ruth joined CPR a decade ago in 2009 as an Associate Editor. She and I quickly bonded, discovering we had similar (though not identical) ideas about what made good writing, and a shared drive to grow the journal beyond a once-yearly hard-copy magazine.

While I brought technical skills for typeset, layout, and design, Ruth brought her abundant good humor and judgment, her sociability, and joyfulness. As managing editor, she worked closely with every single author, guiding them through the production processes large and small, smoothing over every little wrinkle, and making each of them love her. And making me love her.

While I might have been the engine and drive of Cider Press Review, Ruth has been it’s thriving, beating heart.

She has had to step away indefinitely to attend to pressing matters in her personal and professional life. Thankfully, she has agreed not to resign, but rather to accept a non-active position at Editor Emeritus for the indefinite future. In the meantime, Assistant Poetry Editor Catherine Carter has agreed to serve as Acting Managing Editor. Amy Strauss Friedman will continue as Assistant Editor.

Caron Andregg

Publisher / Editor-in-Chief

Cider Press Review

Blueprints, by Sarah Burke, wins the 2018 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award

The editors are very pleased to announce that Sarah Burke has won the 2018 Cider Press Review book award with her manuscript Blueprints. Two finalists/Runners-up for the award were Amy Meckler with
The Myth of the Grim Reaper, and Nicole Melanson with her manuscript, Girls on Land.

“Blueprints”  has a tentative release date of August, 2019 from Cider Press Review. All contest entrants will receive a copy of the book.

Sarah Burke lives in Pittsburgh and holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, Midwestern Gothic, Passages North, and other journals.