Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Exciting News (!): Forthcoming Switchback Title

Switchback Books is excited to announce that we will be publishing Alyse Knorr's Copper Mother!

Copper Mother was submitted to the 2014 Queer Voices Contest, and we loved it so much that we decided it must have a home in our catalog! Congratulations, Alyse, and welcome to the Switchback family!

 Alyse Knorr is the author of Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013) and the chapbook Alternates (dancing girl press, 2014). She received her MFA from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Caketrain, Puerto Del Sol, Drunken Boat, and The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2012), among others. She is a co-founding editor of Gazing Grain

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Good News! 2014 Gatewood Prize Deadline Extended

In case you missed it with all of our exciting news last week, the 2014 Gatewood Prize submission deadline has been extended! We are now accepting manuscripts until 11:59 PM on June 1st, 2014.

Contest judge: Dorothea Lasky

A refresher on contest details and submission guidelines

Switchback Books Catalog

AND, check out 2013 Gatewood Prize Winner, Morgan Parker's website, to see what she's been up to!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congrats to the first-ever Queer Voices Winner!

Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever Queer Voices Contest, chosen by our judge, Dawn Lundy Martin:

AND/OR by Jenn Marie Nunes

Jenn Marie Nunes is the author of three chapbooks, including OPERA TRANS OPERA, w/ Mel Coyle, from alice blue books. She holds a BS from Cornell University and an MFA from LSU. Jenn Marie currently lives in New Orleans where she teaches creative writing at Southern University at New Orleans, co-edits TENDE RLOIN, on online gallery for poetry, and performs as [Bi]Nary with the New Orleans Poetry Brothel. You can find more of her work online at [PANK], Finery, Horse Less Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast and Café Irreal. This is her first full-length poetry collection.

Congratulations, Jenn! Welcome to the Switchback family!

Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts to our first-ever Queer Voices Contest. We are impressed by the high-quality material we received. So many thanks!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stefania Heim + A Public Space: May 16th in Brooklyn

Hey Brooklyn! Join A Public Space for a celebration of Stefania Heim's and Brett Fletcher's debut books, A Table That Goes On for Miles and A Hotel in Belguim.

Friday, May 16th, 2014
A Public Space
323 Dean Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217


And, if you haven't already, get your very own copy of A Table That Goes On for Miles here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jennifer Tamayo Reads at the Ear Inn Series

Hey New York! Jennifer Tamayo (Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes, Switchback Books 2012) reads at the Ear Inn Series with Amy Lawless and John Casteen next Wednesday,  April 30th.

For Jennifer Tamayo's future readings, visit her website: http://www.jennifertamayo.com/events-performances/

Don't have a copy of Red Missed Aches? Want one? Shop the Switchback catalog, and pick up JT's book today!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Kathleen Rooney: Who says American white men are better writers?

"Benign negligence—whether in a grassroots book club, or on a college syllabus, or in a publishing house or magazine’s list—cannot simply be excused and accepted as an innocent blind spot."

Kathleen Rooney's article, "Who says American white men are better writers?" is on Women News Network today. Check it out!

For more information about Kathleen Rooney, visit her website: http://kathleenrooney.com/

For her newest novel, O! Democracy, click here.
For her Switchback title, Oneiromance, click here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Morgan Parker Interview in BOMB Magazine

An interview with Morgan Parker, winner of the 2013 Gatewood Prize, is up at BOMB magazine. 
She and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs discuss their artistic processes and interests. 

Check it out!: http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000061/latasha-diggs-morgan-parker

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New: A Table That Goes on for Miles by Stefania Heim + an interview with Jane Carr in the new Brooklyn Quarterly

Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the publication of A Table That Goes On for Miles, the first book of poetry from Stefania Heim and winner of the 2012 Gatewood Prize, selected by competition judge Brenda Shaughnessy. 

Buy Online Today

Read an interview with Jane Carr in the new Brooklyn Quarterly

From A Table That Goes On for Miles: 


Because of the hills, we feel
lonely, because the river smells

closer than it is.
The country is only one language.

We say comfort and mean
that though there are more stars here

than we can imagine,
there is still one small, cream room.

It is small enough.

This is one kind of writing:
At the base of every hill

I imagine there is water. 

But the water is farther off.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dorothea Lasky to Judge 2014 Prize


Dorothea Lasky will be judging the 2014 Gatewood Prize, Switchback Books' annual competiotion for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English. 

Dorothea Lasky is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She has also written several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2010). Her writing has appeared in POETRY, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and Boston Review, among other places.