About Silverfish Review Press

Silverfish Review Press, founded in 1978, is a non-profit independent literary press which has published the Silverfish Review magazine (which suspended publication in 1997) and poetry chapbooks and now sponsors the Gerald Cable Book Award and other book projects.

The Gerald Cable Book Award was established in 1983 as an open chapbook competition. In 1995 the award became an annual first-book poetry prize for a full-length book. Winners of the chapbook competition include: Ivan Arguelles, Barbara Hamby, Bruce Bond, Judy Goldman, Len Roberts, Silvia Curbelo, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Mesa, Lewis Turco, Harry Humes, Laurie Henry and Mike White. More info about books by past GCBA winners and other full-length books by SRP authors is available on this site.

Poppies by Floyd Skloot was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award in 1995. Studying Russian on Company Time by Clemens Starck was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award in 2000. Wanting to Know the End by Judy Goldman won the Oscar Arnold Young Book Award from the North Carolina Poetry Council and the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society in 1994. Why They Grow Wings by Nin Andrews was selected as a finalist by Dorianne Laux for the 2001 Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award.

Silverfish Review Press received the 2001 Most Adventurous Publication Award from the Bumbershoot Bookfair.

Breaking Ground by Paul Hunter is the recipient of a 2005 Washington State Book Award from The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library.

Member Council of Literary Magazines and Presses since 1978.