Gatewood Prize Deadline Less Than Two Months Away!

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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