Submit one short story, one creative non-fiction piece, up to five poems or five pieces of artwork. Click on the genre guidelines for more specific requirements.

Your name, contact information and any relevant background information can be placed in the space designated as a cover letter. 

Submissions must be previously unpublished. You may submit work in multiple genres, but use separate submissions for each genre and limit your submissions to one per genre. Please do not submit additional work in a single reading period before hearing back from us about your first submission. We do accept simultaneous submissions but must be notified immediately if the work is published elsewhere.

Please query after four months.

Reading Period
We read submissions from September 1st to November 1st and January 15th  through April 1st. The Gulf Stream Magazine Summer Contest runs from June 1st through August 1st. Please only send work during these reading periods.

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

If you prefer to submit your work via post mail send it to:

Gulf Stream Magazine
FIU English Dept. AC 1 338
3000 NE 151 St.
North Miami, FL 33181

Make sure to include your email address in your cover letter so we can respond to your submission. No need for a SASE.

The Gulf Stream Magazine Summer Writing Contest is open to writers of fiction and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $100. 

The 2019 contest judges are Laura Lee Smith (fiction) and Ariel Francisco (poetry).

Publication:

The winning story and poem from the 2019 contest will be published in Gulf Stream Magazine and each winner will receive $100. Up to two finalists will be announced in both categories. All finalists will be eligible for publication and will be reimbursed for their contest entry fee. Entry fee for the contest is $7.

Fiction: Under 5,000 words (English only)

Poetry: Up to 5 poems (*We are accepting poetry submissions in both English and Spanish)

--Contest opens for submissions on 6/1/2019 and closes on 8/15/2019. 

--Please submit via Submittable.

--No entries via email or mail will be considered for the contest.

--Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.

--Please submit a short bio. 

--Entry to the contest is $7.

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


The Gulf Stream Magazine Summer Writing Contest is open to writers of fiction and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $100. 

The 2019 contest judges are Laura Lee Smith (fiction) and Ariel Francisco (poetry).

Publication:

The winning story and poem from the 2019 contest will be published in Gulf Stream Magazine and each winner will receive $100. Up to two finalists will be announced in both categories. All finalists will be eligible for publication and will be reimbursed for their contest entry fee. Entry fee for the contest is $7.

Fiction: Under 5,000 words (English only)

Poetry: Up to 5 poems (*We are accepting poetry submissions in both English and Spanish)

--Contest opens for submissions on 6/1/2019 and closes on 8/15/2019. 

--Please submit via Submittable.

--No entries via email or mail will be considered for the contest.

--Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.

--Please submit a short bio. 

--Entry to the contest is $7.

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

Gulf Stream Literary Magazine