Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Contests--Deadline December 1 '08

The 2009 Third Coast Fiction & Poetry Awards

Fiction Prize: $1,000 & Publication
Poetry Prize : $1,000 & Publication

Final Judges

For fiction: Stuart Dybek

For poetry: David Rivard

Send entries to:
Third Coast 2009 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Open to all writers unassociated with the judges or Third Coast. Postmark deadline: December 1st, 2008. Prize-winning issue: Fall 2009. Entry fee: $15 per manuscript. Please make checks or money orders payable to Third Coast. Each fee entitles entrant to a 1-year subscription to Third Coast, an extension of an existing subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose a complete address for subscription. Please send each entry separately, and mark clearly whether it is a poetry or fiction entry. Any previously unpublished poem is eligible for the poetry contest. Please submit up to five poems, totaling no more than twelve pages. Any previously unpublished short story or excerpt of up to 9,000 words is eligible for the fiction contest. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that they be withdrawn from the contest immediately. No money will be refunded. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for results only. All manuscripts should be typed (fiction entries should be double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. If a poem or story is chosen as a finalist, Third Coast requires that it be withdrawn from any other publication considerations until the winner is selected. If the poem or story is scheduled to be published elsewhere before fall 2009, please do not submit it.

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