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Third Coast Seeks Fiction and Poetry entries for contest

November 23, 2010

Emily Stinson, Editor of Third Coast Magazine, writes:

Last chance to enter Third Coast’s 2011 Fiction & Poetry Contests!
Winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication. All entrants receive a
one year subscription to Third Coast. (Postmark Deadline: Dec. 1st)

We are very pleased to have the following judges: Brad Watson (Fiction)
and Natasha Trethewey (Poetry).

Brad Watson won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American
Academy of Arts & Letters for his first collection, Last Days of the
Dog-Men. His first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the
2002 National Book Award. Watson’s most recent collection of stories is
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives (2010).

Natasha Trethewey is the winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for
her book Native Guard. Her first poetry collection, Domestic Work, won the
Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and her second collection, Bellocq’s Ophelia, was
named a Notable Book for 2003. Trethewey’s most recent work is a book of
creative non-fiction, titled Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the
Mississippi Gulf (2010).

Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words
or three previously unpublished poems with a $15 reading fee payable to
Third Coast. Include an SASE for results only. Postmark deadline: Dec. 1,
2010.

Please send each entry separately to:

Third Coast 2011 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Each $15 reading fee entitles entrant to a one 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.

For more information visit: http://www.thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests/

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