Gulf Coast’s Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast journal is now accepting entries of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays for its Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. Contest judged by Robert Coover. Any theme, but maximum length is 500 words per entry. All entries will be considered for paid publication.



Winner: $1000.00 and publication in Gulf Coast
Runners-up: Publication in Gulf Coast
All entrants: One-year subscription to Gulf Coast

Entry Fee: $17 per entry

Deadline: August 31, 2013

For more information, visit their website.

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