CPR General Submission Guidelines
Cider Press Review, a journal of contemporary poetry, seeks to discover and publish the best of new poetry written in English—writing that showcases craft and substance, poetry that has something to say and says it beautifully. CPR actively seeks new original work and translations into English from both established and emerging poets. We especially encourage submissions from writers who are female, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ identifying, and/or otherwise from communities traditionally underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Our only criterion is excellence.
The editors read submissions of individual poems from February 15 to May 31 each year, and full manuscripts (in conjunction with the CPR Annual Book Award and Editors Prize) between September 1 and November 30 and again between April 1 and June 30 each calendar year. Short reviews of full-length poetry collections are considered year-round.
Cider Press Review publishes online issues four times per year–January, April, July, and October. Issues may be periodically compiled into ebook volumes.
We welcome reviews of full-length books of poetry in English in approximately 500 words. We do not consider reviews of chapbooks. Reviews will be considered year-round. Writers can submit using submittable. Beginning in 2019, we will no longer accept postal mail submissions. CPR does not accept emailed submissions. There is no reading fee for reviews or individual poem submissions for the CPR journal.
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. Cider Press accepts submissions for the Book Award between September 1 and November 30 annually. Judge for 2021 is Devon Miller-Duggan.
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). $26 entry fee required. BY SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT TO THE CIDER PRESS REVIEW BOOK AWARD AND REMITTING ENTRY FEE, THE AUTHOR AGREES TO BE BOUND BY OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.