poetry book contest for women: Gatewood Prize
- THE GATEWOOD PRIZE
The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first
or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman
writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the
first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
2011 JUDGE: Harryette Mullen
READING PERIOD: April 1-June 1, 2011
HARRYETTE MULLEN's most recent books are Recyclopedia (Graywolf Press,
2006) and Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California Press,
2002), a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book
Critics Circle Award. Mullen was the 2009 recipient of the Academy of
American Poets' Fellowship Award. She teaches African American
literature and creative writing in the English Department at the
University of California, Los Angeles.
Please visit our website for more information and guidelines:
- Switchback Books' annual poetry contest has just launched! The Gatewood Prize is for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. We accept submissions electronically from now through June 1, 2011.
This year's winner will be chosen by Harryette Mullen.
For guidelines and submissions information, as well as information about Switchback Books, please see the following link: