2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
August 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2013 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 26.2, due out in April 2014, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast with their contest fee.
This year’s contest will be judged by Robert Coover. Coover’s first novel, The Origin of the Brunists, won the 1966 William Faulkner Award. His other works include the collection of short fiction, Pricksongs and Descants, a collection of plays, A Theological Position, and such novels as The Public Burning, Spanking the Maid,Gerald’s Party, Pinocchio in Venice, John’s Wife, Ghost Town, and Briar Rose. His latest honor is the Dugannon Foundation’s REA award for his lifetime contribution to the short story.
We will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail. Entrants may submit up to three pieces with each entry fee. Entrants may submit more than once, but each new entry of three pieces must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.