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.
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.
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