Jeanne Larsen of Roanoke, VA has won the 2017 CPR Book Award. Her manuscript, What Penelope Chooses was selected by final judge Lauren Alleyne from among twenty (20) semi-finalist entries. Ms. Larsen receives $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. What Penelope Chooses will be released in January, 2019.
What Penelope Chooses, by Jeanne Larsen
Perigee, by Diane Kerr
All She Is Willing, by Daniela Buccilli
An Azalea Blooms in the Murderer’s Yard, by Ralph Sneeden
The Ocean Cannot Be Blue, by Kirsten Hampton
Congratulations to Ms. Larsen and all of our finalists.
The editors are delighted to announce the finalist manuscripts for the 2017 CPR Book Award, selected by Lauren Alleyne. In alphabetical order, they are:
- All She Is Willing
- An Azalea Blooms in the Murderer’s Yard
- The Ocean Cannot Be Blue
- What Penelope Chooses
The editors will announce the winner, runner-up, and any honorable mentions within the next few days.
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.