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2010 Gatewood Prize Winner

September 16, 2010

Switchback Books is pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Gatewood Prize, chosen by Cathy Park Hong:

 

***Jennifer Tamayo's the hanging cloud of read mistakes***

 

 

Welcome, JT, to the Switchback family!

 

 

Thanks to everyone who submitted for making this year's decision especially challenging and for giving us all this fabulous reading material to feed on these past few months. We received a record number of manuscripts this year and were absolutely knocked over by the number of high-quality and distinctive manuscripts submitted. We'd like to bring special attention to the strong work of our finalists and semifinalists.

 

Finalists

 

Ascensionist by Cynthia Arrieu-King

 

Black Peculiar by Khadijah Queen

 

Corsica Inside the Daughterhouse by Paige Taggart

 

The Hanging Cloud of Read Mistakes by Jennifer Tamayo

 

Host by Julia Cohen

 

Off to the Nervous Museum by Claire Donato

 

Poems Unappearing by Elaine Bleakney

 

someday they would grow as dragons by Kristin Hatch

 

the sun a blazing zero by Shira Dentz

 

whelm by dawn lonsinger

 

Semifinalists

 

Detailing Trauma by Arianne Zwartjes

 

The June Cuckold and Other Tragedies by Catherine Theis

 

Kala Pani by Monica Mody

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