Gulf Coast‘s 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is now accepting submissions. Ander Monson will judge entries.
Entrants can send up to three pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, or micro-nonfiction 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. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2012 and all entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Click here for how to enter.
Last year’s winners, selected by Sarah Manguso, are available on the Gulf Coast website: Erica Olsen for “Grand Canyon II,” Sonja Vitow for “Master Bedroom,” and Paul Zaic for “Why I Became a Fireman.”
Ander Monson is 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.