Gatewood Prize Now Open to Electronic Submissions!
Starting immediately and through October 1, Switchback Books will be accepting electronic entries for The Gatewood Prize. The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in English between the ages of 18 and 39. To submit electronically: Send a PDF (preferred) or DOC to contest [at] switchbackbooks [dot] com. If you have concerns about formatting, please send a hard copy instead. Send check for $15 made out to "Switchback Books" via post (Switchback Books / PO Box 478868 / Chicago, IL 60647) with manuscript title and e-submission date in the memo field. Please read our COMPLETE GUIDELINES before submitting. Switchback Books strongly recommends that you familiarize yourself with our aesthetics before submitting a manuscript. The easiest way to do this is probably by looking up the work of finalists from past years' contests: 2007 | 2006.