A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose or prose poetry. Honorable mentions will each receive $250. All entries will be considered for publication. This year’s final judge is Laura van den Berg.

Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words. Each entry can include up to 3 pieces.

Each entry is $18, which includes a yearlong subscription to Gulf Coast.

Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.