Bayou Magazine publishes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from established, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. Bayou is especially interested in discovering and showcasing fresh literary voices. Bayou holds two contests, The James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, open October 1st through January 1st. Prize is $1,000. All entries considered for publication.
Read Bayou; there’s no better way to find out what we’re looking for. We accept material written in a variety of styles and about a broad range of topics. Keep Fiction and Nonfiction under 7,500 words. Flash fiction and short-shorts are welcome. We consider no more than 5 poems at a time.