The 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

June 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

From our Friends at Gulf Coast: Now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

amy-hempel-e1387027539340-300x226The 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 receive $250 and will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as online exclusives.

Amy Hempel will judge this year’s contest. A recipient of awards from the Guggenheim and United States Artists Foundations, and the Academy of Arts and Letters, Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of stories. Published in Harper’sVanity FairTin HouseGQ, and many more, her Collected Stories was named by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2007.

Entries are due August 31, 2014. All entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast with their $17 entry fee.

Visit for more information, or to read last year’s winning pieces, chosen by Robert Coover.


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