Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Carmen Boullosa, John D'Agata, Sharon Olds, Anne Carson, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Juan Villoro, Ocean Vuong, Srikanth Reddy, Junot Diaz, Adrian Matejka, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin Horrocks, Carl Phillips, Mary Gaitskill, Stuart Dybek, Andrea Lee, Aimee Bender, Jamaal May, Laura Kasischke, Tomaz Salamun, Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, Ocean Vuong, Melanie Rae Thon, Alan Heathcock, Pam Houston, Juan Felipe Herrera, Emma Straub, Kevin Brockmeier, Leslie Jamison, Dominic Smith, Ada Limón, Patricia Hampl, Steve Almond, Debra Spark, Paul Malezewski, Miguel Angel Rios, Lucie Brock-Broido.
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
One-Year for $26; Two-Year for $48
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Gulf Coast publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and critical art writing as well as reviews and interviews by both emerging and established writers. Each issue features two full-color art sections.

Tips From the Editor

Please include SASE and note we are unable to read entire manuscripts, novellas, of submissions of more than one story (roughly 7,000 words) at a time.

We read submissions for Online Exclusives from January 26th to December 20th and for the Print Edition from September 1st through March 1st.

Contact Information

Nick Rattner, Editor
Department of English, University of Houston
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Last updated: Jun 22, 2022