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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

2008 Judge: Denise Duhamel

2008 Reading Period: July 1st - October 1st

Prize: $500 and a standard publication contract with a print run of 1000.

General Terms:

Poet must be a woman between the ages of 18 and 39. Our definition of "woman" is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals.
Entry fee of $15 must accompany each submission; make check payable to Switchback Books. We do not accept cash or money orders.

Complete info here.

2 comments:

Diane K. Martin said...

Our definition of "woman" is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals.

But not anyone over 39.

newzoopoet said...

Yeah, why can't their definition of "age" be broad too? lol