Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by April 9. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, University of Houston, English Department, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.