The Gulf Stream Summer Contest runs annually to unearth exciting new works of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. It offers emerging writers a great opportunity to have their work read by published poets and authors.
Winners in each category receive a cash prize of $100 plus publication in Issue #26.
Two finalists from each category will be published in Issue #26 and reimbursed their entry fee.
Fiction & creative nonfiction submissions of up to 5,000 words.
Poetry submissions of up to 5 poems.
Submissions will be judged blind.
Closes 30 August 2020
Fiction: Ashley Hand “Street Parking”
Poetry: Forester McClatchey “Eating in a State of Flowers”
Read the 2019 Summer Contest Issue.
-Entry fee is $7
-Contest closes 23:59 30th Aug 2020
-Submit via Submittable. No submissions through email or mail
-Fiction submissions no more than 5,000 words
-Poetry submissions no more than 5 poems per submission
-Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished
-Do not include any identifying features on your submission, only on the cover letter
-Include a cover letter with a short bio of up to 50 words
-International submissions welcomed
-Multiple submissions welcome at $7 per submission
-Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere
-Please direct questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Submissions from current FIU students not accepted. Submissions accepted from alums 2 or more years after graduation