General submissions for visual art now open (July/Aug 2020)

General submissions for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction are currently closed but please see our Summer Contest.

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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Submissions must be previously unpublished.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.

Submissions by Florida International University graduates are accepted 2 years after the submitter’s graduation from the institution. The policy applies to both undergraduate and graduate students. We do not consider submissions from current FIU students in either class.

We accept submissions through Submittable.

You may submit via post or email only when you have an express offer from the editor.


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.

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