May 15, 2014

Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever Queer Voices Contest, chosen by our judge, Dawn Lundy Martin:

AND/OR by Jenn Marie Nunes

Jenn Marie Nunes is the author of three chapbooks, including OPERA TRANS OPERA, w/ Mel Coyle, from alice blue books. She holds a BS from Cornell University and an MFA from LSU. Jenn Marie currently lives in New Orleans where she teaches creative writing at Southern University at New Orleans, co-edits TENDE RLOIN, on online gallery for poetry, and performs as [Bi]Nary with the New Orleans Poetry Brothel. You can find more of her work online at [PANK], Finery, Horse Less Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast and Café Irreal. This is her first full-length poetry collection

Congratulations, Jenn! Welcome to the Switchback family!

Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts to our first-ever Queer Voices Contest. We are impressed by the high-quality material we received. So many thanks!

January 17, 2014

Lambda Literary is spreading the word out about our 2014 Queer Voices Contest:

There are only 15 more days to submit, so send us your manuscripts soon!

Submit manuscripts and review contest guidelines on Submittable:

Deadline: February 1, 2014
Judge: Dawn Lundy Martin 
Entry Fee: $10
Honorarium: $1000

December 20, 2013

hanks to generous funding from the Open Meadows Foundation, Switchback launches our first ever contest for a full-length poetry manuscript by a queer-identified woman writer on January 1, 2014. Update 1/1/14: The 2014 Queer Voices Contest is now open! Find guidelines and submit via Submittable.

Over the past seven years, Switchback Books has published nine (soon to be ten!) books by women poets, many of whom are winners of our annual Gatewood Prize.

While we are proud of the gaps Switchback Books fills in the broader landscape of the publishing industry, we’ve noticed different gaps appearing. As a result, we feel compelled to more broadly reflect the diverse range of women’s experiences. 

Switchback Books developed out of a disappointment in the way publishers failed to address inequity in their own catalogs. We’ve developed our 2014 Queer Voices Contest to avoid that same misstep within the world of women’s poetry, and to solidify our feminist mission. In a landscape where a trans...

June 1, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that you have until midnight tonight to submit to the Gatewood Prize, Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman (including transgender women and all other female-identified individuals). The 2013 prize judge is the talented and much-lauded poet Eileen Myles. And remember, our editors read everything.

October 8, 2006

To everyone who entered our contest for the Gatewood Prize. We are immensely pleased with the quality so far. The winner will be announced in February.

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