Please see our call for work listed below about Switchback's new anthology, but in the meantime, we just couldn't wait to announce our next solicited poet, Peggy Munson. We will be publishing her manuscript, Pathogenesis, just in time for AWP in NYC next year. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Peggy and want to welcome her on board!
Peggy Munson is the author of the novel Origami Striptease, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. She also edited the anthology, Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She has published in such places as Best American Poetry 2003, Literature and Medicine, Marginalia, the Spoon River Poetry Review, Sinister Wisdom, 13th Moon, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, Best American Erotica, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Peggy has also been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook....
For an anthology of contemporary poetry on girlhood aimed at high school and college level readers, co-editors Arielle Greenberg and Becca Klaver seek submission of poems on or relevant to any aspect of the experience of girlhood, from childhood to young adulthood by poets with at least one published or forthcoming poetry collection from a nationally-distributed press. We aim to create an anthology that addresses the need young women have for challenging, intelligent, complicated literature about their lives. Possible subjects include but are not limited to experiences of family relationships, work, activism, sexuality, friendship, consumer culture, physical or mental illness, body image, domesticity, athleticism, intellectual pursuits, creativity, geography, displacement, belonging, separation, identity formation, partnership and triumph. Poems that are not “subject-driven” or narrative but might still be of particular interest to a teenage girl reader are also welcome.
We publish 'em. We eat 'em for breakfast. And now our Editor in Chief and Editorial Assistant have new ones coming out:
Shearsman Books will be publishing Brandi Homan's full-length manuscript Hard Reds in July 2008. Wish you all could've been there for the Printers Row champagne toast. We couldn't be prouder of our badass E.I.C.!
Dancing Girl Press will publish Editorial Assistant Daniela Olszewska's chapbook, The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe, in January 2008. See Jane Run.
Come visit us at the Printers Row Book Fair this Saturday and Sunday! We'll be sharing table 333 (just west of Dearborn Station on Polk) with Featherproof Books.
While you're there, check out poetry readings by Albert Goldbarth, Suzanne Buffam, Srikanth Reddy, Robyn Schiff, Nick Twemlow, and Leila Wilson (Saturday), and by Pimone Triplett and Andrew Feld (Sunday).