Third Coast

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Geoffrey Becker, Marvin Bell, Marianne Boruch, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mark Jarman, Ted Kooser, Thomas Lux, Charles McLeod, Keith Lee Morris, Ander Monson, Aimee Nezhukumatahil, William O'Rourke, Donald Ray Pollock, Jessica Roeder, Alan Shapiro, GC Waldrep, Gail Wronsky
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issue Price: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Third Coast is one of the nation’s premier literary magazines—and one of only a handful of nationally distributed literary magazines to regularly include four genres. Third Coast consistently publishes often award-winning fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

Work from Third Coast has appeared in the O. Henry Award Series, The Pushcart Prize Series, Best American Poetry, and Best of the West: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri.

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Contact Information

Amanda Scott, Editor
Western Michigan University
Department of English
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2024