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Gulf Coast Summer Contests

Deadline: August 31st

Now accepting Submissions for The Gulf Coast Prize in Translation (Prose) and the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

Odd Splendor

Natalie Diaz, Tarfia Faizullah, David Tomas Martinez, Roger Reeves, Alan Shapiro

How do you think you yourselves can avoid in twenty years becoming the very establishment that the next generation of innovative writers will need to oppose?

From the GC Blog

Unmaking: Decolonizing Character, Body and Voice

Lidia Yuknavitch

I’m not going to lie to you.  I just wrote a novel that disassembles most of what we think of when we say “novel.”  But before you dismiss the idea, consider another:  the entire enterprise of the novel contains within it the seeds of its own unmaking,…

Upcoming Guest Blogger: Lidia Yuknavitch

Carlos Hernandez

The Gulf Coast Blog is gearing up for another month-long resident blogger: Help us welcome Lidia Yuknavitch to the GC Blog starting Monday, July 6th.   Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novel The Small Backs of Children (Harper, July 2015 ), the anti-memoir…

On Ed Bok Lee’s Poem, "The Schooner Bar"

David Mura

The Schooner Bar By Ed Bok Lee NOTE: Your screen size may affect line breaks in this poem. Click to read it at its home in Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Farther inside this long bar near Lake and Hiawatha, they burn Over beers in the dark, these men and two…