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Literary Magazine

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Begun by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is the nationally-distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department, home to one of the US's top ranked creative writing programs.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    93 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    2.6%*
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Pays$50-$1000

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

For online - no more than 3000 words.

Nonfiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

For online - no more than 3000 words.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

Review

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

No longer than 4 pages.

Interview

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

No longer than 12 pages.

Translation

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

Translations of poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) and prose (up to 20 pages double-spaced) should include a brief bio of the author and indicate whether the translator has been given permissions.

Art

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $50-1000

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 query the Editor at EditorInChief@GulfCoastMag.org.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Print submissions are accepted only from September 1 to March 1 Pays! $50 per .doc or PDF page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in our print issues. In our Online Exclusives we guarantee $50 for poetry and $100 for prose. We also offer $50 for blog posts. Multiple submissions in the same genre are not accepted. Looking for a Blogger-in-Residence!

Tracker statistics

145

Total submissions tracked

93 days

Average response time

2.6%

Average acceptance rate

18 days

Fastest response time

328 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 419 days, 438 days, 664 days, 716 days, 956 days

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    Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

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About

Founded

1986

Country

US

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    Rosa Boshier González

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Ryan Bollenbach

    Managing Editor

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    Leisa Loan

    Digital Editor