2015 Contests

Our 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize will open to submissions on October 15, 2014 and close on January 15, 2015.
Stuart Dybek will judge in fiction; Ralph Angel will judge in poetry.

Congratulations to our 2012 Gordon Prize-winner,
CJ Hauser. Her debut novel, The From-Aways, is
now available from William Morrow.  


 2014 Contest Results

For the Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize, judge Ramona Ausubel  has chosen Leo Costigan’s “Blue Chairs” as winner, and Elise Winn’s “The Camel Wife” as Honorable Mention.

Our poetry judge, Cathy Park Hong, has chosen Jeanann Verlee’s “Jezebel Revisits the Book of Kings” as winner of the Poetry Prize, and “Recent Dispatch” by Benjamin Landry as an Honorable Mention, with an additional special mention to Ruth Baumann for “Loving You is like Being Kicked to Death by Rabbits.” All five writers’ work will appear in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Third Coast.

2014 Contest Finalists:

Jaimy Gordon Prize Finalists

Adam Giles, “Forgive and Forget”
Cathy Rose, “As the Hay We Mow”
Lillian Huang Cummins, “This is the Place We Call Home”
Dan Haas, “Madeline Awake”
B.D. Feil, “When Jennie Comes Home”
Charles Stafford, “Tree Work”
Banks Harris, “This is How Your Life Turns Out”
Crystal Carey, “The Salt Cellar”

Poetry Prize Finalists

Margaret Ambrosino, “Feta, a hard boiled egg, a paper twist of grapes,”
Alexa Doran, “Emmy Hemmings: Access is Excess” and “After you said an artist can”
Patricia Colleen Murphy, “Midnight at Orca Cannery”
Cate Lycurgus, “When asked about the hereafter, I say”
Jen Hyde, “Trade Winds”
Maud Kelly, “How Cylinder and Lens Set Us Free”
Jake Syersak, “A Symmetry III”
Mark Wagenaar, “Goat Hour Gospel (Such Salvage)”

Winners will each receive $1,000 and publication in the Fall 2014 issue of Third Coast.   The 2015 Third Coast Prizes will open for submission on October 15, 2014.