About Cloudbank

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. Issues range from 84 to 96 pages, perfect-bound with color art on the cover. Two or three book reviews are included in each issue, along with at least 65 pages of poetry and short prose. We offer a prize of $200 for one poem or flash fiction in each issue. Contest entries receive a two-issue subscription. We also offer a prize for a full-length book manuscript. See Contest link for submission guidelines.

About Cloudbank's editors:

Editor Michael Malan’s poems and stories have been published in Epoch, Cutthroat (on page 77—website can be slow to load), Denver Quarterly, Potomac Review, Poetry East, Hayden’s Ferry Review, South Carolina Review, Hawaii Review, CutBank, Wisconsin Review, Rhino, Portland Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. He was a finalist in the New Letters 2008 Literary Awards for Writers.

Associate Editor Peter Sears’ latest book is Small Talk. He is the author of three other books of poems, The Brink, Green Diver, and Tour. He received his M.F.A. from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and is the 1999 winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest. Peter served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oregon from 2014-2016. He teaches writing and holds poetry workshops in Portland and Corvallis.