Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Contest Winners and Finalists Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 2011 Third Coast Poetry and Fiction Contests. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winners and finalists.
A special thank you, too, to our judges Natasha Trethewey and Brad Watson.

Poetry Contest Winner: Judged by Natasha Trethewey
Jennifer Perrine for her poem “On Fallibility”

Fiction Contest Winner: Judged by Brad Watson
Sarah Elizabeth Schantz for her story "Cut-Out"

Poetry Contest Finalists:
Gary Jackson: “Pit Stop”
Nandi Comer: “Chicken”
Bill Carty: “The Third”
Richard Boada: “Mississippi Sound”
Allison Hutchcraft: “Body, Won’t You Go a Little Further”
Ryan Browne: “Litany at the Gates”
Nicole Sealey: “Unframed”
Mark Brewin: “On Thunderstorms”
Nadine Meyer: “The Lace Maker’s Bloom”
Jeremiah Childers: “That the Snag and Its Roots May Burn” and “Wading through My Mother’s Psychosis, Pliny the Elder Recounts”

Fiction Contest Finalists:
Chidelia Edochie: “Things of Beauty”
Scott Marengo: “Ballpark Sushi”
Ernest K. Allaire: “You Don’t Mean Me No Good”
Paul Takeuchi: “Unhappy Women I Have Loved”
Jordan Sullivan: “Wuss”
Raf Leon Dahlquist: “Dr. Dr. M Undergoes a Starch-ectomy”
Karen Uhlmann: “Amalfi”

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Issue: Coming Soon!

The Spring Issue of Third Coast will be coming out soon! Here is a preview of some of the content and contributors:

Tanya Jarrett "What We Say to the Tree"
John Rybicki "I Flew Out to You through Bone Timber"
Mark Wagenaar "Bat Hour Gospel in Charlottesville"
Katrina Vandenberg "Mirror Palace"
Rob Schlegel "Approaching Larry Rivers"
Malinda Markham "Sword Lozenge"

Melissa Palladino "Red Dust"
Ron Ost "Decoy"

Creative Nonfiction
Deborah Joy Corey "Pony"

Gregory Hischak "Hygiene"

Jason Skipper "Craft Talk with Steve Almond"