Our 2015 Fiction & Poetry Contests are now open!
The deadline to submit is January 15, 2015.
Stuart Dybek will judge in fiction; Ralph Angel will judge in poetry.
Winners each receive $1,000 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue of Third Coast.
Submit to the Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize
Submit to the Third Coast Poetry Prize
2015 Contest Guidelines
Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or up to three (3) previously unpublished poems at a time in ONE file. All manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. Please include entry title and page numbers on all prose manuscript pages. Since the judging is blind, the author’s name and identifying information (including address, email, phone number, and bio) should only appear in the "cover letter" box; identifying information must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts with names left on them may be disqualified.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that the work be withdrawn from the contest immediately. If a piece is chosen as a finalist, Third Coast asks that it be withdrawn from any other publication considerations until the winner is selected.
Multiple entries are permitted, but each entry must be submitted separately.
Writers associated with the judges, WMU, or Third Coast are not eligible to submit work to the contest.
The $16 entry fee (payable online, or by check for postal entries) entitles the submitter to a one-year subscription or gift subscription to Third Coast. No money will be refunded. Submissions will not be returned. Postal entries may be mailed to: Third Coast Contests, Western Michigan University, English Department, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Winners will be announced in April 2015 and published in the Fall 2015 issue of Third Coast. All contest entries will be considered for publication in Third Coast.
We look forward to reading your work!