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Cement Men

Colin Winnette

2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose Honorable Mention, selected by Robert Coover We quit our jobs as cement men. We were out of touch with love. We're not cement men anymore we reminded one another, walking hand in hand. We rented a cabin to focus on love. We made lists of what love could be like and should be like and was. There were stars outside and conifers with dark birds picking at them. We were making no headway with the list so we wrote…

Prize in Translation

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Gulf Coast is now accepting poetry submissions for the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. All entries will be considered for paid publication as Online Exclusives.

Attempts at Love

John D'Agata

"The girl, lovely, nude, and hip-deep in sacred water, couldn’t have known what was happening as the rich man and his friends flew out from behind the brush..."

I Pine, I Sigh, Please Pass the Mayo: What Sitcoms Can Teach Writers of Literary Fiction

Laura Jok

I wish I could tell you that my brain was more grateful. Or willing to take a break. Instead, I've been doing a lot of thinking about what the sitcom genre can mean to someone who writes fiction. In graduate workshops, "melodramatic" is the dirtiest of words...

My First Book of Poetry: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Independent Presses (Part III of III)

Frances Justine Post

I am not ashamed to tell you that my debut book of poetry, Beast, was rejected 70+ times over an approximately 5 year period before it was finally accepted and turned into an object in the world this past January. When I counted up these numbers after…

My First Book of Poetry: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Independent Presses (Part II of III)

Frances Justine Post

I am not ashamed to tell you that my debut book of poetry, Beast, was rejected 70+ times over an approximately 5 year period before it was finally accepted and turned into an object in the world this past January. When I counted up these numbers after…