Gulf Coast Prize in Translation
To celebrate translation and translators, Gulf Coast has
created a new translation prize and we're pleased as punch about it! In
2014, the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize in Translation is open to poetry
and will be judged by Jen Hofer, a Los Angeles-based poet, translator,
social justice interpreter, teacher, urban cyclist, and co-founder with
John Pluecker of the language justice and literary activism
The winner of the prize will receive $1,000 and publication in the
journal. To share the love, two honorable mentions will also appear in
issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. Pretty fierce way to start a
translation prize, non? Share this good news with your translator
friends and colleagues!
2014 Barthelme Prize
Think good things come in small packages? So do we! Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Amy Hempel. This annual 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 will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. So dust off those keyboards, sharpen those pencils, put in a new typewriter ribbon, and write something fabulous in its brevity.