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
About Cloudbank's editors:
Editor Michael Malan’s poems and stories have been published in
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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.