The 2016 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

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28-1From our friends at Gulf Coast:

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2016 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions receive $250 and will also appear in issue 29.2, due out in April 2017. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as online exclusives.

Jim Shepard will judge this year’s contest. Shepard has written seven novels, including The Book of Aron, published in 2015, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Excellence in Jewish Literature and the PEN/New England Award for Fiction, and four story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, a finalist for the National Book Award and Story Prize winner.  His previous novel, Project X, won the…

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2 thoughts on “The 2016 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

  1. Don, the only thing I know how to do is first person based essays or journalistic stuff for the paper, either op ed or a research project. Can you think of an online school that teaches how to write first person or third person stuff like “Blood Orange?’ Are you into Dennis Lehane at all, speaking of Florida? Another Lehane just released a book and wonder if they are related.

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