Goliad Review is a biannual literary journal publishing the best in contemporary fiction, poetry, and essays from America and abroad. Goliad Review’s platform is distinct because it does not rely on a university or any other public institution for funding, therefore, its editors are free to publish work of only the highest artistic merit without fear of retaliation from the status quo.
Poetry: Up to five poems. All types and length.
Fiction: 2,000–8,000 words. We are not interested in genre fiction (such as western, romance, science fiction, or fantasy).
Nonfiction: Length is 2,000–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism.
We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online.
Submissions are limited to one prose piece and five poems per reading period. Please group poetry into one submission. Multiple submissions in the same genre will not be considered.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted.
If work you have submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately. To withdraw a work please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your name, date of submission, submission title. Include “Submission Withdraw” in the subject line.
We make every effort to respond within six months, but response time will vary according to the number of submissions.
Responses will be provided by e-mail. Please do not call or e-mail regarding the status of your submission.
Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot respond personally to every submission.
All files must be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Plain Text (.txt) formats.
Please prepare your submission in letter-sized format, with ample margins, double-spaced, using a standard typeface (e.g., Times, Helvetica, Arial) and font size (12 point is best). Please use minimal document and font styling in your submission.
Include full name and page number in the header of the document.
Include a brief (50-100 word) bio.
Print Magazine Payment
For poetry, we pay $25 per poem, up to 5 poems.
For short fiction and essays, we pay $15 per page, up to 20 pages.
We do not generally accept unsolicited reviews, however, you may send a writing sample to be considered for a Goliad Review book assignment. Reviewers are paid $50 per review.
The Goliad Review publishing agreement is: two contributor’s copies, and a year’s subscription, first North American rights (for magazine publication and nonexclusive internet display on our website). All rights revert to you upon publication.
We read unsolicited fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions March 1st-May 31st. Due to the high volume of unsolicited work, we cannot respond to every submission.
Please do not e-mail us to ask if we received your submission.