Second Annual Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

28 April 2009

Named in honor of Gulf Coast’s founder, the Donald Barthelme Prize awards $500 and publication in the upcoming issue of Gulf Coast for one prose poem, micro-essay, or piece of flash fiction.

The 2009 prize-winning entry will be selected by Mary Robison.

Guidelines: Submit up to 3 previously unpublished prose poems, short stories, or micro-essays, each no more than 500 words in length. Your name and address should appear on the cover letter only. All entries will be considered for
publication, though only one will receive our $500 prize. Include an SASE for results. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Your $15 reading fee, payable to “Gulf Coast,” will include a one-year subscription.

Postmark deadline: August 31, 2009.

Send Entries to:

Barthelme Prize
Gulf Coast Journal
Department of English
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3013

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