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Oct 25, 2012
Third Coast Magazine: 2013 Fiction and Poetry Contests
Third Coast is currently accepting submissions for its 2013 Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Contests. Winners in each genre receive $1,000 and publication. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Third Coast.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Judges: Jane Hirshfield (Poetry) and Antonya Nelson (Fiction)
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for Short Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three previously unpublished poems.