Gatewood Prize: Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the Gatewood Prize has been extended to October 1, 2006! Judge: Arielle Greenberg 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. GUIDELINES FOR THE GATEWOOD PRIZE 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. GENERAL TERMS: Poet must be a woman between the ages of 18 and 39 Writers

Printers' Ball

2nd Annual Printers’ Ball A Celebration of Chicago Print Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave Thursday, July 20th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. FREE MAGAZINES, REVELRY & LIVE MUSIC Created by local print publications, book publishers, and literary organizations, the festival provides readers an opportunity to celebrate and explore Chicago’s vibrant print scene. Hosted by Poetry, MAKE, Newcity, and THE2NDHAND DJ Sets by Punk Planet & Venus 8:00 p.m. Video Lounge by Lumpen All Night Honky-Tonk by True Historians 10:00 p.m. Pop by Baby Teeth 11:00 p.m. In cahoots with: Another Chicago Magazine • After Hours • Alarm • AREA • The Banana King • Bridge • The Canary • Chicago Reader • Chica

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