Monday, June 26, 2006

Switchback Books Call for Entries for Gatewood Prize

We here at Switchback Books are excited to announce a call for entries for our Gatewood Prize.

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English between the ages of 18 and 39. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Switchback Books editors will select at least 10 finalists and a judge will select the prizewinner, who will be recognized with a cash prize of $1000 and publication by Switchback Books.

Manuscripts remain anonymous until a winner is selected.

Contest Deadline: September 1, 2006
2006 Judge: Arielle Greenberg

For complete contest guidelines, please visit our website at

We hope that you forward this on to anyone who may be interested!

Thanks much, and happy writing!

Kind regards,

Brandi Homan, Hanna Andrews, and Becca Klaver
Editors, Switchback Books