Third Coast Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 Third Coast Fiction & Poetry Contests.
Winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication. All entrants receive a one year subscription to Third Coast.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
We are very pleased to have the following judges: Antonya Nelson (Fiction) and Jane Hirshfield (Poetry).
Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including
the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize
and named a “best book of 2006” by theWashington Post, the San Francisco
Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt,
(finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of
the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine
Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion,
The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American
Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a
Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female
Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to
Tell. Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s,
Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as
Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her
books have been New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and
2000. The New Yorker called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers
for the new millennium.” She is also a recent recipient of the Rea
Award for Short Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship
and an NEA Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of
up to 9,000 words or three previously unpublished poems.
Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three
(3) previously unpublished poems and a $16 entry fee online.
Or via postal service:
Third Coast 2013 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331