2012 Barthelme Short Prose Prize

July 24, 2012 § 1 Comment


Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 25.2, due out in April 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website.

This year’s contest will be judged by Ander Monson, the author of a number of paraphernalia, including a website, a decoder wheel, several chapbooks, as well as five books, most recently Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010). He lives in Tucson where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and edits the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press.

Entries are due September 1, 2012. All entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast with their $17 entry fee.

Gulf Coast will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail.  Visit www.gulfcoastmag.org/contests for more information, or to read last year’s winning pieces, chosen by Sarah Manguso. 


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