July 27, 2006

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.


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...

July 21, 2006

Poems by both Becca Klaver and Brandi Homan are up at Wicked Alice:


July 3, 2006

2nd Annual Printers’ Ball
A Celebration of Chicago Print

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave
Thursday, July 20th, beginning at 8:00 p.m.


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 • Chicago Review • Columbia Poetry Review • The Common Review • Court Green • d'cypher presss • Em Press • Featherproof Books • Free Lunch • Guild Complex • Haymarket Books • In These Times • Innerview •...

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