We just can’t get enough of your poetry!
The 2017 Cider Press Review Book Award deadline has been extended through December 9, 2017. Past winners include Grant Clauser, Julie Bouwsma, Alison Prine, Amy Ash, and Carol Quinn, to name a few.
2017 judge is Lauren Alleyne.
The annual Cider Press Review Book Award offers a $1,500 prize, publication, and 25 author’s copies of a book-length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies.
The winning book from our 2016 contest, Reckless Constellations by Grant Clauser, is in production for release in January, 2018.
Learn more at www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.
It is our very great honor to be able to announce that poet, essayist, and fiction writer Lauren Alleyne has agreed to serve as final manuscript judge for the 2017 Cider Press Review Book Award.
Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University. Alleyne’s fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Guernica, The Caribbean Writer, Black Arts Quarterly, The Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review,Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. Alleyne is a Cave Canem graduate, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.
The editors of Cider Press Review are honored to be able to announce the names of the eight finalist manuscripts for the 2017 CPR Editors’ Prize book award:
(In Alphabetical Order)
All Throats Sound Animal
The Archaeology of Light
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky
The Compost Reader
Glass is Glass Water is Water
Notes on Vanishing