The 2011 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

July 16, 2011 § 2 Comments


Quoting the press release, because we are far too busy tumbling through the Scottish highlands to rewrite the wee thing::

“Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for its 2011 Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose contest. No matter what you call it—flash fiction, prose poems, micro-essays—send us your work of 500 words or less. The winner will receive $1,000 and will be published in the issue of Gulf Coast due out in Spring 2012. Two runners-up will also appear in the issue.

“Each entry may include up to three pieces of short prose.

“We are happy to have as judge this year the poet, essayist, and short story writer Sarah Manguso, author the memoir Two Kinds of Decay (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008; Picador, 2009).

“Beginning this year, entries will be accepted through our online submission manager only.  Go to www.gulfcoastmag.org/submissions and be sure to choose the genre “Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.” If submitting two or three pieces, include them all in one word, rtf, or pdf file. The entry fee is $17. If submitting more than three pieces, a second entry fee will be required.

“Entries are due August 31st, 2011 and each entrant will receive a year’s subscription to Gulf Coast.”

 

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