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August 31, 2007

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!

This year's Chicago fair is taking place the weekend of September 15 + 16 from noon-10PM each day on Division St. between Damen Ave. & Wood St. We've changed locations and this year we're teaming up with the Do-Division Street Fest which will have music, food and more! Click here for directions.

August 29, 2007

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...

August 28, 2007

Issue 67 of CutBank included work from the lovely Hanna Andrews!
Click HERE to purchase!

August 21, 2007

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!

August 17, 2007

Ghost of Fashion, a Gatewood Prize finalist manuscript, was picked up by Word Press.

Congratulations, Lesley!

August 14, 2007

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!

August 9, 2007

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!

August 3, 2007

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, which will be available September 2007.

Mail manuscript and $25 entry fee (postmarked on or before October 1, 2007) to:

The Gatewood Prize
Switchback Books
PO Box 478868
Chicago, IL 60647

Go here for complete guidelines.

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