A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Jim Shepard will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.