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.