August 3, 2020

Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the results of the 2020 Gatewood Prize. The winner is "when the signals come home" by Jordan E. Franklin, selected by judge Prageeta Sharma.

Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts to this year’s contest. We are honored to read your work. Congratulations also to our finalists and semi-finalists, selected by the editors:


Marina Blitshteyn, "i take your voice”
Isabel Sobral Campos, “How to Make Words of Rubble”
Stella Corso, “Rat Year”
Caroline Crew, “Bucolia"
Mónica Gomery, “Our Next and Hybrid Selves”
Diana Lee, “Dramedy”
Alyssa Moore, “The Entertainment Issue”
Emma Winsor Wood, “Preferred Internal Landscape”


Danielle Blau, “peep”
Ceridwen Hall, “Acoustic Shadows”
Marielle Prince, “Will You Tell Me If You If You Will”
Suzi Q. Smith, “A Gospel of Bones"

Judge Prageeta Sharma's remarks on "when the signals come home":

The first thing that greeted me was the song of the rain/against the hospital windows

The first...

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