Third Coast Fiction Contest

Third Coast Fiction Contest

The Third Coast Magazine Poetry and Fiction Contests.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2010. Contest winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication. Reading Fee $15. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Third Coast.

Judges: Brad Watson (Fiction) & Natasha Trethewey (Poetry)

Brad Watson won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters for his first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men. His first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award. Watson’s most recent collection of stories is Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives (2010).

Natasha Trethewey is the winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her book Native Guard. Her first poetry collection, Domestic Work, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and her second collection, Bellocq’s Ophelia, was named a Notable Book for 2003. Trethewey’s most recent work is a book of creative non-fiction, titled Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf (2010).

Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three previously unpublished poems with SASE and a $15 reading fee payable to Third Coast. For more information click here.