Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Gatewood Prize Winner

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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