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.




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




Detailing Trauma by Arianne Zwartjes


The June Cuckold and Other Tragedies by Catherine Theis


Kala Pani by Monica Mody

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