Written by Ella Peary February 17th, 2022

Cider Press Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Cider Press Review is a well-established publisher of poetry, founded in 1999. While they started as a print publication, they now publish online six times each year, in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  They publish a wide range of forms and styles from both emerging and established authors. They’re simply looking for the best in contemporary poetry.

Cider Press Review is currently archiving all previous print editions online, so you can read past issues to get a sense of what they publish. So far, they’ve produced 23 editions of the journal. They also occasionally compile issues into ebook volumes.

Cider Press Review accepts poetry submissions for the journal from January 1 through May 31 each year. They also accept full-length manuscripts for the Cider Press Review Annual Book Award and Editors Prize from April 1 through June 30 and from September 1 through November 30 each year. There are fees attached to all of their contests. You can read more about the Cider Press Review Annual Book Award and Editors Prize here. They also accept submissions of book reviews, to be published in the journal, year-round.

For publication in Cider Press Review, poets may submit up to five poems totaling ten pages or fewer. Cider Press Review also accepts poetry in translation.

Additionally, they accept short reviews of full-length books of poetry, 600 to 750 words. They are especially interested in reviews of books published by independent, university, and small presses.

Cider Press Review only accepts submissions online using Submittable, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Cider Press Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Cider Press Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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