Flash Fiction Contest: 2015 Barthelme Prize, August 31 Deadline

The 2015 Barthelme Prize

Judged by Steve Almond

Open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. One winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions receive $250, publication in the journal, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.

Contest named in honor of Donald Barthelme, author of (among other works) “The School”:


Up to three entries for $17 reading fee — deadline August 31.  Fee includes one year subscription to Gulf Coast literary journal.  Entries accepted online or by snail mail.

For more details and/or to submit, see:



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