Gulf Stream accepts submissions of fiction (no more than 5,000 words), non-fiction, poetry, and artwork. Visit our Submittable page for specific guidelines and format.

Submissions must be previously unpublished.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. We do accept simultaneous submissions but must be notified immediately if the work is published elsewhere.

Please submit only once per submission cycle.

We cannot accept work submitted by current or former students (undergraduate or graduate) of Florida International University.

We accept submissions through Submittable or via post mail. Follow the link below to submit via Submittable:

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.

Reading Period
We read submissions from September 1st to November 1st and January 15th through April 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.

We DO NOT accept submissions by email. Emailed submissions will be deleted without notification.

Interviews and Book Reviews
Any requests regarding interviews or books reviews must be sent through email as a query letter sent to