Edward Hower has published eleven books, including eight novels, two collections of stories, and, most recently, What Can You Do: Personal Essays and Travel Writings. His work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian, American Scholar, Southern Review, Epoch, Five Points, and elsewhere. He has been awarded fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, as well as two Fulbright Grants to India.
When reading prose submissions—novels, short stories, memoirs, essay collections—he is partial to work which features strong character development and sense of place, a good story (with fiction), and a clear, interesting, and original prose style. He likes both contemporary and historical work. He will also consider young adult novels. He rarely finishes reading science fiction, detective or fantasy novels, or plot-driven thrillers.
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Peter Fortunato is a founding editor of Cayuga Lake Books. A poet as well as a fiction writer and memoirist, he is most interested in reading poetry submissions. Subject matter and the writer’s literary pedigree are not so important as the urgency of the voice and the beauty of form he wants in poetry.
In 2016, Peter and Jack Hopper edited the landmark collection From the Finger Lakes: A Poetry Anthology. Peter’s own poetry books from CLB are Entering the Mountain (2017) and Late Morning: New and Selected Poems (2013).
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Jack Hopper is the author of three published collections of poetry. Most recently he has published in The Healing Muse, Literary Gazette, and Chronogram, as well as the CLB poetry anthology of 2016. He is a cofounder and editor of Cayuga Lake Books, has served twice as poet laureate of Tompkins County (2015, 2016), and is presently at work on a new collection of poems as well as a memoir. He has edited academic works for more than 50 years, most of which as editor-in-chief of AMS Press, Inc.
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Halle George is a senior at Ithaca College and the Cayuga Lake Books intern. She spent the past three years as a communications intern at Olin College of Engineering. She writes fiction and political commentary, the latter of which has been featured on The Odyssey. She has read Flowers for Algernon roughly a dozen times and hopes to one day get through it without crying. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.