Gulf Coast :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
About Gulf Coast: Committed to publishing top-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from both established and emerging writers. Includes full-color art, interviews, and book reviews.
University of Houston
Department of English
Houston, TX 77204-3013
Phone: (713) 743-3223
ISSN: 0896-2251 Founded: 1985 Issues per year: 2 Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 8/15-3/15 Response time: 3-5 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) Distributors: Ingram Periodicals Average pages: 280 Sample copy (postpaid): $8 Cover Price: $10 Back Issues: $8 Subscription (Ind): $16/1year; $28/2 years Subscription (Inst): $16
Publisher’s Description: Founded in 1985 by Donald Barthelme, Philip Lopate, and UH Creative Writing Program Graduate Students, Gulf Coast has been hailed by Sven Birkerts as an “established player” in the “progressive mainstream” (Boston Globe, 2004).
The Summer/Fall 2012 issue includes a roundtable interview on humor in fiction with Steve Almond, Brock Clarke, Sam Lipsyte, John McNally, and Deb Olin Unferth, plus the winners of the 2011 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Sarah Manguso. The Winter/Spring 2013 issue includes a roundtable on genre-bending work with Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, and Maggie Nelson, plus the winners of the 2012 Gulf Coast Prizes. Each issue also includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from established and emerging writers, as well as two full-color art features and extensive book reviews.
Works originally published in Gulf Coast have been selected for PEN/O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American anthologies. Previously published authors include Sherman Alexie, Anne Carson, Junot Diaz, Billy Collins, Lauren Slater, Padgett Powell, Maggie Shipstead, Seamus Heaney, Alix Ohlin, Carl Phillips, Mary Gaitskill, Terrance Hayes, Norman Dubie, Paul Muldoon, Laura Kasischke, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Mahmoud Darwish, and Philip Levine.
The Summer/Fall 2013 issue includes the winners of the 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Ander Monson: Winner Josie Sigler and Honorable Mentions John Longo and Emma Copley Eisenberg. The issue also features a roundtable on Latin@ writers, with Gustavo Arellano, Angie Cruz, Carolina Ebeid, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Juan Felipe Herrera, David Tomas Martinez, and Carmen Gimenez Smith. Also included is fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by authors such as Kevin Brockmeier, Simeon Berry, Patti White, Emma Straub, Eamon Grennan, Danniel Schoonebeek, Laura Kasischke, Martha Collins, Quan Barry, and Wendy Xu. Visual art by Skylar Fein, William Witte, and Mel Chin.
The Winter/Spring 2013 issue includes a roundtable discussion of genre-bending work with Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, and Maggie Nelson, plus the winners of the 2012 Gulf Coast Prizes and two full-color art features, by Houston-based artist Kent Dorn and Mexico City-based artist Dr. Lakra. Also, work by Maggie Shipstead, Clancy Martin, Dean Young, Elizabeth Willis, Robin Romm, Susan B.A. Somers-Willet, and Norman Dubie.
The Summer/Fall 2012 issue features the 2011 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, Sarah Manguso. Plus, fiction by Liam Callanan, Thomas Cooper, Etgar Keret, Josip Novakovich, and Kevin Wilson; nonfiction/lyric essays by Alan Barstow, Carand Burnet, Tom Lake, Matthew Mahaney, Marilyn Martin, Ben Merriman, and Amy Lee Scott; poetry by Jeff Alessandrelli, Rick Barot, Ciaran Berry, Lissa Cattrone, Victoria Chang, Jehanne Dubrow, Simone Muench, Adrian Matejka, G.C. Waldrep, Mathias Svalina, and more; interviews, reviews, and art.
last updated 5/13/2013