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Gulf Coast Is Now Accepting Entries for the inaugural Prize in Translation and the 2014 Barthelme Prize in Short Prose!
Contest Deadlines: August 31, 2014

The Prize in Translation is accepting poetry submissions (up to 5 pages worth) and is judged by Jen Hofer. The prize is $1000 and featured publication in Gulf Coast 27.2. Entires are also considered for publication as GC Online Exclusives.

The 2014 Barthelme contest is judged by Amy Hempel and awards $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner in each genre. Two honorable mentions in each genre will be awarded $250 and also be published.

All entries will be considered for publication and the entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Before entering below, please visit for more information about contest guidelines.

Gulf Coast is Closed for Regular Submissions Until September 1, 2014

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  1. Fill in your name and contact information.
  2. If you're submitting for someone else, enter that person in the "writer name" field. Otherwise leave that field blank.
  3. Fill in the title(s) of the work(s) you are submitting. Separate titles with commas, abbreviating when necessary.
  4. Select the genre of your submission.
  5. Use the browse button to find the file you'd like to submit. All work being submitted should be attached as a single file. Contest entries should not include a cover letter or personal information. Select your file (.rtf, .doc, or .pdf only please) and click on the open button.
  6. Whether making a general submission or entering the contest, please paste your cover letter into the comments field, then click submit.
  7. You'll have the option to review your information and confirm that it's correct. Hit continue and you're done.
  8. If you need to withdraw an individual poem or story from a multi-poem or multi-story submission, please send an e-mail to with "Withdrawal: Firstname Lastname" in the subject line, and the title(s) of the works to be withdrawn in the body of the e-mail.
 * = required field
* first name:
* last name:
* email:
* address 1:
address 2:
* city:
* state: (required if U.S. address)
* zip: (required if U.S. address)
* country:
* password: (8-12 characters)
* confirm password:
mailing list:
writer name: (if different from above)
* submission title:
* genre:
* file: (9.54 MB max)
comments: (3000 characters max)

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