Thanks everyone who came out to support us last night... we know that these are difficult times, and that every little bit counts, so we are extra appreciative that you chose to share those little bits with us. It adds up to a lot.
Also, Kathleen Rooney's Oneiromance (an epithalamion) is reviewed over at Coldfront mag today! Thanks much to Jackie Clark and the editors...
Pilot Books will hold our first open reading period in May of 2009 to select a manuscript to be published in our new Meddling Kids Series. Please submit 2 printed copies of your original poetry manuscript (10-25 pages of verse) postmarked between May 1st -May 31st , 2009. Include two cover pages--one with manuscript title, your name, address, email and phone; another with manuscript title only. Manuscripts will be logged in by an impartial third party, read anonymously by the editors and a panel of outside readers. A selection of finalists may be asked to submit their manuscript electronically. No SASE necessary, we will communicate via email. Post your entries, along with a $10 reading fee to the address below. (All entry $$ will fund the production of the selected manuscript.)
We'll be serving 'em up and throwing 'em down Switchback-style!
All tips go directly toward the production of our next book, The Haunted House by Marisa Crawford. It is the 2008 winner of the Gatewood Prize for a first book of poems by a woman as selected by judge Denise Duhamel.
Beers are $2.50... nuff said.
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Dolly's "I never went to that movie at 12:45" from Columbia Poetry Review no. 22 is featured in Milwaukee's independent weekly, thanks to fellow (or whatever the feminine of "fellow" is) CPRcontributor Susan Firer.
May 8, 2009 -- The family of missing University of Wyoming professor and poet Craig Arnold has learned from the private search group it hired that Arnold likely fell from a high and dangerous cliff, and there is virtually no possibility he could have survived the fall.
We at Switchback didn't know Craig, but we've been following the story closely, and our hearts are with his friends and family.