The annual Cider Press Review Book Award offers a $1,500 prize (as of 2010), 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. Learn more at the Bookaward page.
The final judge for the 2011 CPR Book Award is Jeanne Marie Beaumont.
Manuscripts may be submitted either electronically or by mail. Please review our COMPLETE GUIDELINES before entering. Submit 48-80 pages of original poetry in English not previously published in book form (individual poems may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, and chapbooks). No SASE required — No manuscripts will be returned. All entrants will receive notification via email, or can see results on the website. Contest entry fee: $25.00. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning book and a one-issue subscription to Cider Press Review.
CPR encourages all entrants to use our electronic submissions system; it is fast, secure, and efficient; it saves time, trees, postage, and annoyance for both authors and editors. You may also send your manuscript via standard mail. All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than November 30th of the contest year.
Entrants are also encouraged to remit the $25 Book Award entry fee via PayPal.
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