Cloudbank Books was launched in 2000 with the publication of Millennial Spring: Eight New Oregon Poets, an anthology of contemporary verse, edited by Peter Sears and Michael Malan. Since then, we have published nine other books of poetry, including those shown on our Home Page. 

In 2009, the first issue of Cloudbank magazine was published. Each issue is 84 pages, perfect-bound with color art on the cover. Two or three book reviews are included in each issue, along with 65 pages of poetry and short prose.

Guidelines for Contests and Regular Submissions:
  • We read submissions year-round. There is no charge for regular submissions. 
  • We accept up to five poems or flash fictions pieces (500 words or less) for either contests or regular submissions. 
  • Poems and flash fiction submitted may not have been published elsewhere.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
Address any questions to: 
Michael Malan, Editor 
Cloudbank, PO Box 610, 
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-0610 
or michael@cloudbankbooks.com
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Cloudbank editors seek a wide range of styles, approaches, forms, and aesthetics (for example: lyric, prose poems, experimental, flash fiction, etc). 

Please submit up to five poems; your name and address should appear on each page. 

We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but please so let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  
Two contributors’ copies will be sent to writers whose work appears in the magazine. 

Please submit up to five pieces of flash fiction (no more than 500 words per piece); your name and address should appear on each page. 

We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but please so let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  
Two contributors’ copies will be sent to writers whose work appears in the magazine. 

Weatherbox by Timothy Geiger is the winner of Cloudbank's 2019 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize. Starting with a Charles Wright quote that emphasizes taking a hard look at one's surroundings, poems in Weatherbox look deep into both the rush of everyday experience and the ruins of memory. From “the hammered grace/ of a goldfinch mid-air” to “the bare foot-trails/ furrowed beneath/ the abandoned swingset” the imagery and imagination in these poems become prayers, or stories, or meditations, striving for the hardest answers from the forces that drive our common humanity. 

Timothy Geiger is the author of two other poetry collections, The Curse of Pheromones (Main Street Rag Press, 2008) and Blue Light Factory (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1999). He is also the author of nine chapbooks. His poems have received a Pushcart Prize and a Holt, Rinehart & Winston Award in Literature. Along with his work on the award-winning Aureole Press, he teaches Creative Writing, Poetry, and courses in Book Design at the University of Toledo. He lives in Ottawa Hills, Ohio. 

Seducing the Asparagus Queen is the winner of Cloudbank's 2018 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize. According to reviewer Iliana Rocha, the book characterizes the Midwest as an "electrically charged site" where "even the elegiac moments...are not about emptiness." 

Huey is an associate professor of writing at Grand Valley State  University in Michigan. Previously, he worked as a newspaper reporter  and editor. In addition to Seducing the Asparagus Queen, Huey is author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015) and Boom Box (Sundress Publications, 2019). Two of his poetry chapbooks have also been published: The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014) and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly Press, 2016). He is co-author, with W. Todd Kaneko, of the textbook Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, published by Bloomsbury Academic.

Overland Park, which was published by Blue Light Press in 2017, is a collection of poetry, prose poetry, and flash fiction by Michael Malan. Reviewer Peter Sears characterizes it as "an exciting new book" with "inventive playfulness."

Michael Malan is editor of Cloudbank, a literary journal published in Corvallis, Oregon. His poems and flash fiction have been published in Epoch,  Denver Quarterly, Potomac Review, Poetry East, Hayden's Ferry Review, South Carolina Review, CutBank, Wisconsin Review, Rhino, The Christian Science Monitor,  and elsewhere.

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