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.
Poet must be a woman between the ages of 18 and 39
Writers who have had chapbooks of less than 42 pages printed in editions of no more than 400 copies are eligible
Students and former students of this year's judge may not enter; close friends of the judge are also not considered eligible
Entry fee of $20 must accompany each submission; make chec...