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Your Outrage Contest Results!

Congratulations to Sandra Inskeep-Fox and her poem "My Mother Finally Tells Him Off" for being selected as the "Your Outrage" contest winner and receiving the $500 prize. We had many great submissions and the decision making process was not easy.  Alongside Sandra's poem we have those that were chosen as honorable mentions. Thank you to everyone for submitting and taking part in our 2nd annual contest! 

New Contest--Your Outrage!

We’re looking for well-crafted poems, short stories, and nonfiction pieces that capture the intensity of the word outrage. Producing art during times of turmoil and uncertainty can lead to works of significant consequence and meaning. Art helps the world make sense of the chaos around us and move things forward. We want you to grapple with the world and show us Your Outrage.


The winner will receive $500 and publication in our online journal.



This themed contest will begin accepting submissions on Monday, February 27th at 12:01 am PST and will have a firm deadline of Sunday, April 16th at 11:59 pm PST. General submissions to Switchback will remain open.



$5 per submission for the contest.

In order to be eligible for the contest, writers must both submit their work on Submittable AND follow the link below to pay the required $5 entry fee. Both MUST be done in order to be judged for the prize.

PAY $5 ENTRY FEE HERE: https://commerce.cashnet.com/usfcaSLM

(All entries will be considered for publication in our online journal. General submissions to Switchback are free, but will not be considered for the contest’s prize.)


The winner will be contacted directly one week prior to public announcement on our website.


Open to writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Entries must not have appeared previously in print or online. There is no minimum word count, but the maximum is 3,000 words. This contest will be judged by the Switchback editorial staff. People affiliated with Switchback, and their family members, are ineligible. Current University of San Francisco faculty, staff, and students are also excluded from entering this contest. Prize money may be subject to tax withholding.