The 2017 Gulf Coast Prize

We Are Now Accepting Entries for the
2017 Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry!

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Judges: Cate Marvin,  Chinelo Okparanta, and Diane Roberts

Entries for the Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction should be a single prose work not exceeding 7,000 words. Entrants for the Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry may submit up to five poems not exceeding 10 total pages in length. We will accept submissions both via Submittable and via postal mail. Entrants may submit more than once or in more than one genre, but each new entry must be accompanied by a separate $23 entry fee.

Contest Guidelines for Online Submissions
-    Click here for online submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s Submittable 

-    Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
-    Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
-    The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.
-    Submittable accepts all major credit cards for the $23 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast.

Contest Guidelines for Postal Mail Submissions

-    Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
-    Please address postal mail entries to:

          Gulf Coast
          ATTN: Gulf Coast Prize in [Genre]
          4800 Calhoun Road
          Houston, TX 77204-3013

-    The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
-    Please make the check for your $23 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to the print journal, payable to “Gulf Coast.”