Submit up to three (3) previously unpublished poems at a time in ONE file. Please include entry title and page numbers on all manuscript pages. Since the judging is blind, the author’s name and identifying information (including address, email, phone number, and bio) should only appear in the "cover letter" box; identifying information must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself
. Manuscripts with names left on them may be disqualified.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that the work be withdrawn from the contest immediately. If a piece is chosen as a finalist, Third Coast
asks that it be withdrawn from any other publication considerations until our judge selects a winner.
Multiple entries are permitted, but each entry must be submitted separately.
Writers associated with the judges, WMU, or Third Coast
are not eligible to submit work to the contest.
All contest entries following these guidelines will be considered for publication in Third Coast
The $18 entry fee (payable online, or by check for postal entries) entitles the submitter to a one-year subscription or gift subscription to Third Coast
. No money will be refunded. The deadline to submit work for both contests is January 31, 2018.
Winners will be announced in April 2018.