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.
Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
Cider Press Review
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.