Voices as Diverse as the Gulf itself.

Founded by Philip Lopate and Donald Barthelme in 1986, Gulf Coast is a journal of literature, art, and critical art writing, publishing contributors who represent a flow of international cultures, voices, and aesthetics. Through programs and publications, and in collaboration with the University of Houston, Gulf Coast brings consequential art and writing to an engaged audience.

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Review: Dissected Motives: Liam Callanan's Listen & Other Stories

...a spectrum of characters and the winding grief, anxieties, loneliness, exhilarations, and desires that spin inside them and ricochet through disparate scenarios.

The 2018 Gulf Coast Gala

Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30pmCherie Flores Garden Pavillion1500 Hermann DriveHouston, TX 77004 Gala Chairs: Carolyn Roch Henneman & Matt Henneman Guest Speaker: Justin Cronin In 2010, Justin Cronin's The Passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood became a runaway bestseller and enchanted readers around the globe. It spent…

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Gulf Coast at #AWP16: Dance Yr Ass Off (Contest), Raffles, Gulf Coast 28.2 & More

Gulf Coast Online

This week, Gulf Coast is headed to the land of the stars--literary stars, that is! Wednesday, March 30th through Saturday, April 2nd, Gulf Coast will be representing at #AWP16, from…

An Entirely New Milieu: Rethinking the MFA Story

Jeni McFarland

UPDATE: This piece has been edited since its original posting date. I’ve noticed a trend. It might be chalked up to coincidence, but I’m not convinced. The trend is that journals say they want more writing by women and people of color, but when the submissions…

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Gulf Coast Online

Giving to Gulf Coast always makes a difference. Our staff of nearly 35 editors, readers, and interns could not publish such a handsome compendium of art and writing—in print and online—without you. In 2015, submissions, subscriptions, and donations, alongside…