Emblem Logo

About us


Who we are

Gold Man Review, an annual literary magazine located in Salem, Oregon; is aimed at serving our community of authors and artists. Thanks to enormous support, Gold Man Review has had the privilege of publishing some of the best writers in Oregon and, as of 2014; we accept submissions from California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

The purpose behind Gold Man Review is to provide a platform for writers and artists while promoting, encouraging, and supporting creativity.

Our mission statement of “Creativity Becomes Community” was inspired by our belief that artists are vital to the community and there is an ongoing need to continue and further education in the arts. Ran and operated by our volunteers, the purpose behind Gold Man Review is to not only provide a platform for local writers and artists, but to promote, encourage, and support creativity within our community. Being teachers, students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, philosophers, poets, and writers ourselves, we are, and will continue to be staunch advocates for the arts. Gold Man Review is the product of our advocacy turned into action.

Gold Man Review is an annual literary journal published the first of November. We regularly submit the work of our contributors to the Pushcart Prize, O’Henry Prize Stories, and the Best of American anthologies.

Back Issues

Creating Great Opportunities for You.
Gold Man Issue 3

Issue 2014

Featuring Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. Includes Oregon's best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers.

Gold Man Issue 3

Issue 2013

We have several new authors this year from all four corners of the state and several returning authors from last year.

Gold Man Issue 3

Issue 2012

Featuring Salem's greatest authors and poets. Inside includes three distingushed interviews from Nasheem Rakha, Lisa Schroeder, and Gina Ochsner.

Gold Man Issue 3

Annual Subscription

Subscribe today and receive all back issues for only $10.00 a year. Your contributions help keep Gold Man Review running.


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 All submissions to Gold Man Review must be original, unpublished work from writers, and artists residing in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.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, telling us a little about the work you are submitting (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. We generally respond within 60 days, but if you have not heard back in six months, send us an email requesting the status of your submission. We are unable to offer monetary payment at this time, but we do offer one contributor’s copy for inclusion of your work in Gold Man Review if accepted. ​

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. That’s it. Fairly simple.

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.

Now it's time to submit your work.

We are alway looking for well-polished work!

Submit Today

Our Team

Want to know who reads your work? Here they are in all their glory, handpicked for their skills in editing and education.