Bayou Magazine

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Marilyn Hacker, Mark Doty, Tom Whalen, Eric Trethewey, Christy Wise, Laura Lee Smith, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, JoeAnn Hart, Kelley E. Shinn, John Chattin, Jacob M. Appel, Sean Ennis, Bill Edmondson
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Jun 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
varies
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$8
Subscription Price: 
$15
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

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.

Tips From the Editor

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.

Contact Information

Kailyn McCord, Associate Editor
Bayou Magazine
Department of English, University of New Orleans
New Orleans
LA
70148
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017