Gatewood Prize Deadline Less Than Two Months Away!

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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