General submissions now open

What we publish

We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction & visual art.

We love a wide range of genres and styles, especially writing that is innovative in form and progressive in content. Work must be original and previously unpublished.

Not sure if your work is suited to our magazine?

Find out what we like by reading our current issue

We acknowledge that literary spaces traditionally have centered the white, heterosexual, cisgender male experience at the expense of other voices. We want to break from that tradition and are therefore especially interested in reading work from those who are often marginalized in literary spaces, including Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); all women, including but not limited to, trans and cis women; LGBTQIA+ people; agender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary people; people with disabilities; and people who live at the intersections of identities.

Submission periods

Fall issues: March 1st to November 3rd

Spring issues: Nov 3rd to March 1st

Limits

Fiction: 5,000 words

Creative Nonfiction: 1,500 words

Poetry: 3 poems per submission

How to submit

Please submit your work through submittable.

No submissions through email or mail unless you have an invite to do so from the editors. (For example, prisoners may request to do this.)

Include a bio of up to fifty words along with your cover letter.

Guidelines

-Reading fee of $3. (For a fee waiver, reach out to the editors).

-International submissions welcomed, but English only this year.

-Multiple submissions welcome at $3 per submission.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere.

-No submissions from current FIU students.

-Submissions accepted from FIU alumni two or more years after graduation.

-We respond within one month of the submission period close date.

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Reviews & interviews

No unsolicited submissions or requests please.

Contact

gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

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What we publish

We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction & visual art.

We love a wide range of genres and styles, especially writing that is innovative in form and progressive in content. Work must be original and previously unpublished.

Not sure if your work is suited to our magazine?

Find out what we like by reading our current issue

Submission periods

Fall issues: March 1st to November 3rd

Spring issues: Nov 3rd to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words

Poetry: 3 poems per submission

How to submit

Please submit your work through submittable.

No submissions through email or mail unless you have an invite to do so from the editors. (For example, prisoners may request to do this.)

Include a bio of up to 50 words along with your cover letter. 

Guidelines

-Reading fee of $3. (For a fee waiver, reach out to the editors).

-International submissions welcomed, but English only this year.

-Multiple submissions welcome at $3 per submission.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere.

-No submissions from current FIU students.

-Submissions accepted from FIU alumni 2 or more years after graduation.

-We respond within 1 month of the submission period close date.

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Contact

gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

What we publish
We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction & visual art.
We love a wide range of genres and styles, especially work that is innovative in form and progressive in content. Work must be original and previously unpublished.
Not sure if your work is suited to our magazine?
Find out what we like by reading our current issue.
Submission periods
Fall issues: March 1st to November 3rd
Spring issues: Nov 3rd to March 1st
Writing Guidelines
Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words
Poetry: 3 poems per submission
Art guidelines
We consider original work by the artist in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, graphic illustrations, photos of installations or sculptures. We have eclectic tastes⁠—we like the pretty and the ugly, the loud and quiet. If it is fresh and original, please send it our way.
Although Gulf Stream Magazine is predominately a literary journal, we also publish visual art. Our aims are to enhance our issues and provide a platform for up-and-coming artists.
Please submit no more than 5 pieces per submission. Images should be in .jpg format, at the highest resolution possible at no more than 100K. To understand the difference between resolution and file size, and how your image will appear on our site, please see this helpful Wordpress article on  Image Size and Quality.
How to submit
-Include a bio of up to 50 words along with your cover letter.
-International submissions welcomed, but English only this year.
-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere.
-No submissions from current FIU students.
-Submissions accepted from FIU alumni 2 or more years after graduation.
-We respond within 1 month of the submission period close date.
Copyright Info
We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.
Contact
gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

What we publish

We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction & visual art.

We love a wide range of genres and styles, especially writing that is innovative in form and progressive in content. Work must be original and previously unpublished.

Not sure if your work is suited to our magazine?

Find out what we like by reading our current issue

Submission periods

Fall issues: March 1st to November 3rd

Spring issues: Nov 3rd to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words

Poetry: 3 poems per submission

How to submit

Please submit your work through submittable.

No submissions through email or mail unless you have an invite to do so from the editors. (For example, prisoners may request to do this.)

Include a bio of up to 50 words along with your cover letter.

Guidelines

-Reading fee of $3. (For a fee waiver, reach out to the editors).

-International submissions welcomed, but English only this year.

-Multiple submissions welcome at $3 per submission.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere.

-No submissions from current FIU students.

-Submissions accepted from FIU alumni 2 or more years after graduation.

-We respond within 1 month of the submission period close date.

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Contact

gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

What we publish

We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction & visual art.

We love a wide range of genres and styles, especially writing that is innovative in form and progressive in content. Work must be original and previously unpublished.

Not sure if your work is suited to our magazine?

Find out what we like by reading our current issue

Submission periods

Fall issues: March 1st to November 3rd

Spring issues: Nov 3rd to March 1st

Limits

Fiction: 5,000 words

Creative Nonfiction: 1500 words

Poetry: 3 poems per submission

How to submit

Please submit your work through submittable.

No submissions through email or mail unless you have an invite to do so from the editors. (For example, prisoners may request to do this.)

Include a bio of up to 50 words along with your cover letter.

Guidelines

-Reading fee of $3. (For a fee waiver, reach out to the editors).

-International submissions welcomed, but English only this year.

-Multiple submissions welcome at $3 per submission.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere.

-No submissions from current FIU students.

-Submissions accepted from FIU alumni 2 or more years after graduation.

-We respond within 1 month of the submission period close date.

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Contact

gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

General submissions for visual art are now open 

Although Gulf Stream Magazine is predominately a literary journal, we also publish visual art. Our aims are to enhance our issues and provide a platform for up-and-coming artists. 

Unfortunately, we can't pay for the art we publish (yet). But our magazine does offer you a chance to get your work independently published and seen by a large audience. If we select your work, we would also publish your artist’s bio, website and social media links.

What are we looking for?

We consider original work by the artist in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, graphic illustrations, photos of installations or sculptures. We have eclectic tastes⁠—we like the pretty and the ugly, the loud and quiet. If it is fresh and original, please send it our way.

Guidelines

Please submit no more than 5 pieces per submission. 

Give each image file the correct title as you would like it to appear in the issue, if accepted.

Upload as .jpg format, at the highest resolution possible at no more than 100K. To understand the difference between resolution and file size, and how your image will appear on our site, please see this helpful Wordpress article on Image Size and Quality

Fine Print

Our fee is the minimum possible to cover our submittable costs. For a fee waiver, reach out to the editors.

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Contact

gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

 Gulf Stream Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest

About Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream Magazine champions vibrant and eclectic literature and art. Based in beautiful Miami, Florida, we publish emerging and established writers from the USA and beyond.

Previous contributors include Hanif Abdurraqib, Tony Hoagland, Jensen Beach, Kristen Arnett, Steve Almond, Jan Beatty, James Carlos Blake, Lee Martin, Robert Wrigley, Dennis Lehane, Liz Robbins, Stuart Dybek, David Kirby, Ann Hood, Ha Jin, B.H. Fairchild, Naomi Shihab Nye, F. Daniel Rzicznek, and Connie May Fowler.

The Prize

The winner will receive a cash prize of $150 plus publication in Issue #31.

The Details

Please send us your best flash creative nonfiction submissions of up to 750 words.

Submissions will be judged blind.


Closes October 21st, 2022

Judged by John Dufresne.

Entry conditions

-Entry fee is $10

-Submit via Submittable. No submissions through email or mail

-Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished

-Do not include any identifying features on your submission, only on the cover letter

-Include a cover letter with a short bio of up to 50 words

-International submissions welcomed

-Multiple submissions welcome at $10 per submission

-Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere

-Please direct questions or comments to gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

-Submissions from current FIU students are not accepted. Submissions accepted from alums two or more years after graduation

-By submitting, you agree to receive email marketing updates about the contest & general submissions. 

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