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 February 28, 2019$15.00
$15.00

The Cloudbank Poetry Prize

Cloudbank is now accepting submissions for Cloudbank 13. 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: February 28, 2019. 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 13. 

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.




Ends on October 31, 2018$25.00
$25.00

• The winner of the Vern Rutsala Book Prize wins an immediate cash prize of $1000 and publication of his or her book with a full color cover.

• Cloudbank poetry editors seek a wide range of styles, approaches, forms, and aesthetics (for example: lyric, prose poems, experimental, flash fiction, etc).

• Electronic and postal submissions are accepted from around the world with no citizenship limitations. Click here to access our online submission manager. Our mailing address is: Cloudbank Books, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339.

• The judge this year is Christopher Buckley.

• All writers who enter the contest will receive a free back issue of Cloudbank magazine or a copy of Towline, winner of the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize 2016. Indicate your selection in your cover letter.

Due date: October 31, 2018. Reading fee is $25.

1. Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are acceptable.

2. Revisions are not allowed during the contest.

3. 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.)

4. Manuscripts must be in English, although it is perfectly acceptable to include some text in other languages.

5. 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.

6. Manuscripts should be 60 to 90 pages. Enclose two cover sheets with your submission, one with your contact information and one without.

7. Postal submissions will not be returned. You can include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for notification of the contest results.



$3.00
$3.00
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.