The Queer Voices Contest is for a full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a queer-identified woman writing in the English language. We accept submissions electronically from now through February 1st, 2014. The winner will be chosen by Dawn Lundy Martin, and receive a $1000 honorarium in addition to publication.

Switchback Books is a nonprofit poetry press publishing full-length collections by women writers. We have been around since 2006, and will publish our tenth book this month. Our 2014 Queer Voices Contest was made possible by generous funding from The Open Meadows Foundation.

For more information about our Queer Voices Contest (including additional submission details and complete guidelines), Switchback Books, or our judge, please click here.



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