Renegade Craft Fair!

Join Switchback Books and Featherproof Books at the Renegade Craft Fair 15-16 September! We will have copies of Talk Shows & our newest, hottest, contest-winning book Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device for sale. Also we'll have buttons & fliers & postcards for our forthcoming book Pathogenesis by Peggy Munson! (Don't forget to purchase Hiding Out by Jonathan Messinger, while you're there!) From their website: The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique, D.I.Y. event showcasing showcasing over 200 of the hippest crafters around. The event, organized by Sue Blatt and Kathleen Habbley, is now in it's fifth year and better than ever! Click here to read more about the history of Renegade! Th

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The other editors & I posted our fave poems from Peggy Munson's forthcoming work, Pathogenesis, on the website. Read poetry here! Can you feel the excitement? We can...

REMINDER: Hanna reads WEDNESDAY night in NYC

Switchback Editor Hanna Andrews will read with two other poets, Joanna Solfrian and Suzanne Heyd, at the Cornelia St. Cafe on Wednesday, 8/22, at 6:00 p.m. 29 Cornelia Street (West 4th @ Bleecker), New York, NY Subway: A/C/E/F to West 4th or 1/9 to Christopher $6 cover= free drink. The reading is part of Cornelia St. Cafe's Post MFA/Pre First Book Series. Poets will read from their manuscripts and talk about life after the MFA, and writing poetry while earning a living. Hope to see you there!

Make magazine release party this Saturday

Hideout at 8:30, get there! These guys have been a powerful force in the Chicago literary scene for some time, and Ed Roberson is guest poetry editor to boot! Can't beat it. Hope to see you there!

Hanna reading in NYC: Wednesday, August 22

Switchback Editor Hanna Andrews will read with two other poets, Joanna Solfrian and Suzanne Heyd, at the Cornelia St. Cafe on Wednesday, 8/22, at 6:00 p.m. 29 Cornelia Street (West 4th @ Bleecker), New York, NY Subway: A/C/E/F to West 4th or 1/9 to Christopher $6 cover= free drink. The reading is part of Cornelia St. Cafe's Post MFA/Pre First Book Series. Poets will read from their manuscripts and talk about life after the MFA, and writing poetry while earning a living. Hope to see you there!

Gatewood Prize Deadline Less Than Two Months Away!

The Gatewood Prize 2007 Judge: Patty Seyburn 2007 Deadline: October 1 The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first full-length (48-80 pages) 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. The winner of the first Gatewood Prize was Caroline Noble Whitbeck's Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device, w

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