The year 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community against police in New York City. The event became a watershed moment for the gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S.
Gulf Coast is committed to honoring this anniversary by publishing work that responds to and/or engages with LGBTQ history and activism in creative and interesting ways. We are looking for stories, poems, essays, and hybrid works that trouble mainstream narratives and complicate received wisdom. Additionally, we are searching for writing that moves conversations about queer identity forward into a new era of introspection and social change.
Poems (up to 3 per submission) should be typed with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the header on each page.
Stories and essays (up to two per submission, no more than 1,200 words per piece) should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We are less likely to accept submissions of more than 1,200 words.