Goodbye Themes, Hello Submissions

April 30 2011

Switchback is now accepting submissions for issue 15! Switchback publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. The deadline to submit is August 31, 2011, so make sure to check out our guidelines and send us your best work!


On a related note, it is with lowered heads and heavy hearts that we lay to rest our tradition of building each issue around a theme of juxtaposition. From “Tradition vs. Experimentation” all the way up to “Global vs. Local,” the “versus” concept has been a part of Switchback, challenging us to approach literature from contrasting points of view. Going forward, the onus will be on us to maintain that approach, independent of any specific theme, while continuing to publish the best in new work from emerging and established writers and poets.


Will our new theme-less approach lead us into strange and dangerous new territory? Unburdened from the constraints of a “versus” dichotomy will we run amok with our new found editorial freedom?


We certainly hope so. Be part of the experiment by submitting now to Switchback Issue 15.