Archive for October 12th, 2006

2006 Gerald Cable Book Award

12 October 2006

Announcing the 2006 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.

Winners will receive one thousand dollars, publication, and one hundred copies of the book. The winner will be announced in February, 2007.

Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2006

Entries may be submitted by e-mail

Submission Guidelines:

Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2006

A $20.00 reading fee must accompany the manuscript. Please make checks payable to Silverfish Review Press

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages in length. Clean photo copies are acceptable. The poet’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Include a separate title page with author’s name, address and phone number

Poems may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks or anthologies, but should be acknowledged. No changes in the manuscript will be considered after submission

Manuscripts will not be returned. Be sure to keep a copy of your work. Each entry must include an SASE for notification of the contest results. For acknowledgement of receipt of manuscript, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Notify SRP immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere

All entrants who include a 7″ by 10″ envelope and $1.59 in postage will receive a free copy of a recent winner of the book award

We will accept e-mail submissions. Files in Word, plain text, or Rich Text should be sent to: sfrpress(at) (replace (at) with @). Reading fee and SASE for notification of the winner should be sent by snail mail. This is a chance for poets to save on paper and mailing costs.

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