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
Ends on March 1, 2018$15.00
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The Cloudbank Poetry Prize

        Cloudbank is now accepting submissions for Cloudbank 12. A prize of $200 will be awarded for one poem or short prose piece. Electronic and postal submissions are accepted from around the world with no citizenship limitations. Our post office address is: Cloudbank Books, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339.

        Due date: Februrary 28, 2018. Reading fee is $15.

        1. All writers who enter the contest will receive a two-issue subscription to Cloudbank magazine. (Your subscription will start with the current issue of Cloudbank, unless you request the next issue.)
        2. Please do not send more than five poems or flash fiction pieces (500 words or less) within one submission.
        3. The submitted work may not have been published elsewhere, including online journals.
        4. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
        5. An additional copy will be sent to a writers whose work appears in Cloudbank 12.
        6. If you already have a subscription to Cloudbank and enter the contest, your subscription will be renewed for two more issues.
        7. For those who do not enter the contest, one-year (two-issue) subscriptions to Cloudbank magazine are $15.00. Individual copies are $8.









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The winner of the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize wins a cash prize of $1,000 and publication of his/ her book.

GUIDELINES: 

  • Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are acceptable. 
  • Revisions are not allowed during the contest.
  •  Manuscript submissions must be original. (If you include quotes from other works in your manuscript, please be sure they are clearly attributed to the author either on the same page or in a “Notes” section at the back of the manuscript.)
  • Manuscripts must be in English, although it is perfectly acceptable to include some text in other languages. 
  • Manuscripts must be previously unpublished, although individual poems in a manuscript are still eligible for this contest if they have been previously published in print or web magazines, journals, anthologies, or on a personal website.
  • Manuscripts should be 60 to 90 pages. Enclose two cover sheets with your submission, one with your contact information and one without.
  • This year's judge is Gary Young. 
  • All writers who enter the contest can receive a free back issue of Cloudbank or a copy of Towline by Holly Karapetkova, winner of The Vern Rutsala Book Prize 2016, when requested within the cover letter.
About the award:
Vern Rutsala taught at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, for more than forty years. He authored 16 books and was the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships. Rutsala's book His The Moment’s Equation was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2005. 

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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. 

$3.00
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.