Your HistoryWe are pleased to announce our new contest that is officially underway.
What we're looking for are well-crafted poems, short stories, and nonfiction pieces that challenges our conception of the history. Writing the past fixes it to paper even as the idea seems to be ever changing; explore and explode our notions through compellingnarratives and/or experimental language. Scare us. Excite us. Tell us Your History.
$5 entry fee with a deadline of Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PST. Winner will receive $500 and publication in our online journal.
Click "submit" at the top of the browser or follow the link below:
Issue 22 Is Here!
Switchback Issue 22
is up and available for all to read. Please take a look, won't you? Congratulations to the winner of our Editors' Prize, Jim Krosschell
, for his essay "Loon
," and to our runners-up: Alan Hill for his poem "Amelia Hill
," and Greg Larson for his essay "Confessions of a Minor-League Jockstrap Washer
." The issue also features photography by Tammy Ruggles, and a short film by Josh Steinbauer. We sincerely hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Thanks for reading!
Two New Podcast Episodes
Two new episodes of the Switchback podcast
are available for your listening pleasure! In the first
, Ian and Greg start a discussion about life after the MFA, talking about what editors at publishing houses actually do. In the second
, fellow USF MFA student Allison Rodriguez comes into the studio to talk about her internship at ZYZZYVA, a lit mag based in downtown San Francisco.