Announcing the 2014 Gerald Cable Book Award

Silverfish Review Press sponsors the Gerald Cable Book Award. This prize is awarded annually to a book length manuscript of original poetry by an author who has not yet published a full-length collection. There are no restrictions on the kind of poetry or subject matter; translations are not acceptable.

The winner will receive $1000, publication, and 25 copies of the book. The winner will be announced in May 2015.

Dorianne Laux will judge.

Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2014

Entries may be submitted by e-mail

Submission Guidelines:



CLMP Contest Code of Ethics

CLMP's community of independent literary publishers believe that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest.

To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines -- defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public.

This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Submit manuscripts to:

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
P.O. Box 3541
Eugene, OR 97403