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Who we are

Gold Man Review, an annual literary journal, is aimed at serving and supporting our community of authors residing on the West Coast. Gold Man Review is open for submissions starting January 1st of each year with a publication date of November 1st.

Our mission statement of “Creativity Becomes Community” was inspired by our belief that artists are vital and there is an ongoing need to continue and further education in the arts. Gold Man Review was our advocacy turned into action by offering an additional voice to writers and poets on the West Coast. We strive to recognize all our contributors by submitting their work to the Pushcart Prize, O’Henry Prize Stories, and the Best of American anthologies.

Gold Man Review is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in reading and/or editing for Gold Man Review, please send an email to heather.cuthbertson[at]goldmanpublishing.com.


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Issue 2020

Issue 9 is a decadent concoction that is both playful and serious. Within its pages are adulations of love gained and lost, poignant reminders of how our words affect others and sometimes the future, and examinations of human behavior in all its tragic forms.

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We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. All submissions to Gold Man Review must be original, unpublished work from writers, and artists residing in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

All submissions need to have a cover letter, detailing the submission (including word count), along with your first and last name, pen name (if you have one), physical address, email address, phone number, and a brief biography. Submissions without an accompanying cover letter per our guidelines will not be considered.

Although we are open to all types of writing and art forms, we are not interested in material with gratuitous language, sex, or violence or material that seeks to harm, endanger, or threaten any person or persons. We are generally not interested in genre heavy work.

Only electronic submissions via our submission manager will be accepted at this time. All submitters will receive a response by email regarding the status of his or her submission. We usually respond within 60 days, but if you have not heard back in six months, send us an email requesting the status of your submission.

Gold Man Review will request first-time North American Serial Rights for publication of accepted work. We ask for exclusive rights to use the work for a period of 60 days from when the work is published. After that time, rights revert back to the author and the work may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to Gold Man Review is made.

What We Are Looking For

First and foremost, we are looking for outstanding and exceptional work. We are not looking for particular themes; however, we are looking for the unusual and random. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us see the extraordinary. Make us see the beautiful.

Fiction | Non-Fiction

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words. Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman (12-point font) and double-spaced. Submissions should be attached as a Word document. Please no novel excerpts, unless they can stand alone as a complete story.


Submissions can be up to either three short poems or longer poems with a three-page maximum. Poetry submissions should be in Times New Roman (12-point font) and attached as a Word document.

Our Team

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