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Who we are

G​old Man Review, an annual literary journal published the first of November, is aimed at serving and supporting our community of authors residing on the West Coast.

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 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 that advocacy turned into action.

We regularly submit the work of our contributors to the Pushcart Prize, O’Henry Prize Stories, and the Best of American anthologies.



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 All submissions to Gold Man Review must be original, unpublished work from writers, and artists residing in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.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.

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. 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.

We are alway looking for well-polished work!

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Our Team

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