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 Work must be original and previously unpublished.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. 

Reading periods

Fall: September 1st to November 1st 

Spring: January 1st to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: up to 5,000 words

Poetry: up to 5 poems  

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 in your cover letter. 

Guidelines

-Reading fee of $3

-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 reading 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.

Questions or comments?

Email 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 Work must be original and previously unpublished.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

Reading periods

Fall: September 1st to November 1st 

Spring: January 1st to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words

Poetry: 5 poems per 

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

-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 reading period close date



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$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

Reading periods

Fall: September 1st to November 1st 

Spring: January 1st to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words

Poetry: 5 poems per 

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

-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 reading period close date

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

Reading periods

Fall: September 1st to November 1st 

Spring: January 1st to March 1st

Limits

Fiction & creative nonfiction: 5,000 words

Poetry: 5 poems per 

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

-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 reading period close date


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 (only one submission per reading period). Images should be in .jpg format, between 300 KB and 2 MB. 

Fine Print

We reserve the right to close this call for general submissions at any time, or when we have received enough submissions for our forthcoming issue.

Our fee is the minimum possible to cover the cost of submittable's processing fee.

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