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Annual Gulf Coast Prize Contest (poetry/fiction/nonfiction)

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      > The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize Contest is Now Accepting Entries!
      >
      > Dear Creative Writing Program Faculty and Staff:
      >
      > We hope you'll share this announcement about Gulf Coast's 2013 Gulf
      > Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction/Lyric Essay, and Poetry with the
      > rest of your department. This year's judges are Stanley Plumly
      > (Poetry), Maggie Shipstead (Fiction), and Darin Strauss
      > (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!
      >
      > The contest awards $1,500 and publication to the winner in each
      > genre, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The
      > winners will appear in Gulf Coast 26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all
      > entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as
      > Online Exclusives. All three of last year's winners were from
      > creative writing programs!
      >
      > The deadline for entries is March 15, 2013, and all entrants receive
      > a free year-long subscription to Gulf Coast with their entry fee. We
      > will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and
      > via postal mail. Please see below for more contest details or visit
      > our website (www.gulfcoastmag.org/contests).
      >
      > ABOUT OUR JUDGES
      > The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry will be judged by Stanley Plumly.
      > His poetry collection Old Heart won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
      > and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is a Distinguished
      > University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and
      > a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent
      > collection is Orphan Hours.
      >
      > The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction will be judged by Maggie
      > Shipstead. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a
      > former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and a recent resident at
      > the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Her short fiction has
      > appeared in Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ecotone, American
      > Short Fiction, Subtropics, The Best American Short Stories, and other
      > publications. Her story “La Moretta” was a 2012 National Magazine
      > Award finalist, and her first novel, Seating Arrangements, won the
      > Dylan Thomas Prize.
      >
      > The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction/Lyric Essay will be judged by
      > Darin Strauss. He is the author of the international bestseller Chang
      > and Eng, and the New York Times Notable Book The Real McCoy, one of
      > the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember of 2002," as well
      > the novel More Than it Hurts You, and most recently a memoir, Half a
      > Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also a
      > screenwriter, Darin is currently adapting Chang and Eng for the
      > screen with the actor Gary Oldman. Another screenplay on which he
      > collaborated is in pre-production at Paramount Studios. He is the
      > recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship.
      >
      > CONTEST GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
      > - Submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s online submissions manager.
      > Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000
      > words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten
      > pages.
      > - You may submit more than once or in more than one genre, but each
      > submission must be uploaded separately as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or
      > .pdf file.
      > - Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
      > - The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your
      > cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded
      > document. This information should only be pasted in the
      > “Comments” field.
      > - After submitting your work you will be redirected to PayPal to
      > authorize your $23 reading fee, which includes a year-long
      > subscription to Gulf Coast. You do not need a PayPal account to
      > submit to the contest; PayPal accepts all major credit cards for
      > payment. We will contact you if there are any issues with your
      > payment.
      >
      > CONTEST GUIDELINES FOR POSTAL SUBMISSIONS
      > - Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and
      > nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry
      > entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages.
      > - You may submit more than once or in more than one genre. Remember
      > to pay the additional entry fee each time.
      > - Please address postal mail entries to:
      >
      > Gulf Coast
      > ATTN: Gulf Coast Prize in [Genre]
      > Department of English
      > University of Houston
      > Houston, TX 77204-3013
      >
      > - The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information
      > should appear only on your cover letter.
      > - Please include your $23 reading fee for each entry, payable to
      > “Gulf Coast.”
      >
      > Last year’s winning pieces, chosen by Joyelle McSweeney (Poetry),
      > Victor LaValle (Fiction), and Jenny Boully (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay),
      > are available on our website (gulfcoastmag.org): Gulf Coast Prize
      > Winner in Poetry, Lo Kwa Mei-en; Gulf Coast Prize Winner in Fiction,
      > Geetha Iyer; and Gulf Coast Prize Winner in Nonfiction/Lyric Essay,
      > Emily Watson.
      >
      > Stay updated on the contest and other Gulf Coast announcements by
      > joining us on Facebook and Twitter, and by signing up for our mailing
      > list on our website.
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      >
      > Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
      > Department of English
      > University of Houston
      > Houston, Texas 77204-3013
      > US
      >





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