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Camasin Pedroja wins the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award

The editors are delighted to announce that Camasin Pedroja of Portland, Oregon, won the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award for her poetry collection Notes on Vanishing.

Camasin Pedroja’s manuscript, Notes on Vanishing, was selected for the 2019 CPR Book Award by final judge Leona Sevick . Ms. Pedroja receives $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies.

Cammy Pedroja is a writer living in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter. Her work has appeared widely across print and digital publications like FIELD, New England Review, Mid-American Review, Verse Daily, PANK, and many others. She is also a recent winner of the James Wright Poetry Award. With an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Cammy earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and Rhetoric from SUNY Binghamton.

The annual award is given for a poetry collection in English. The next deadline is November 30, 2019

2017 CPR Book Award – Submission Deadline Extended

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.

Reckless Constellations, by Grant ClauserThe 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.

Lauren Alleyne to Serve as Judge for 2017 CPR Book Award

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 QuarterlyGuernicaThe Caribbean WriterBlack Arts QuarterlyThe 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.