All submission portals will be closed for the month of December. Portals will reopen in January.
Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support takes many forms, including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest possible audience, and providing competitive honorariums for that work. We believe this financial support is vital to maintaining a vibrant literary culture. To this end, Gulf Coast has instituted a small reading fee ($3) for regular submissions, 100% of which will go toward increasing the honorariums for the authors whose work we publish in the journal and on the website. Gulf Coast is now able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We thank you for your support of the authors who make Gulf Coast possible.
Gulf Coast welcomes and appreciates submissions from writers and artists of all backgrounds and aesthetic affiliations.
We do not accept general submissions via e-mail or post. If your work is accepted, please wait two years from date of publication before submitting again. Please visit our contest page for contest submission guidelines.
If you are already familiar with Gulf Coast's general submission guidelines, feel free to proceed to Submittable. Otherwise, please read the details below.
Stories and Essays:
Interviews and Reviews:
Gulf Coast typically commissions book reviews, but unsolicited reviews are accepted and occasionally published.
Art and Critical Art Writing:
Gulf Coast is now accepting submissions of critical art writing.
For all other work, including proposals for commissioned work (reportage, travel writing, etc) and graphic storytelling and visual narratives that are too large for upload in the online submissions manager, please contact the Editor.
Stories and Essays:
Please contact the Digital Editor. Include online publication or blogging credits and a brief proposal indicating how your blogging will contribute to the literary and nonprofit community.