Bayou is a biannual, national literary magazine out of The University of New Orleans. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, the winners of the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, and the winner of the annual Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Contest. Bayou‘s mission is to publish exceptional, exciting work by both established and emerging writers.

Bayou is proud to have featured work from such writers as Marcia Aldrich, Jacob M. Appel, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Timothy Liu, D.A. Powell, Eric Trethewey, Tom Whalen, and Christy Wise. Writing that first appeared in Bayou has been short-listed for the Pushcart Prize and named in the notable essays list in Best American Essays.

Joanna Leake Editor in Chief
Phinnie Zahareas & Luke Sirinides
Associate Editors
Danny Caporaletti & Dana Glass Assistant Editors
Barb Johnson Fiction Editor
Randy Bates Nonfiction Editor
Carolyn Hembree Poetry Editor
Caroline Goetze & Meiloni Erickson Associate Fiction Editors
Tyler Gillespie & Andrea Panzeca Associate Nonfiction Editors
Kia Groom & Laurin Jefferson Associate Poetry Editors
Staff Readers

Nordette Adams, Tad Bartlett, Jack Belli, Donna Bachler, Danny Caporaletti, Cynthia Davidson, Aurielle Destiche, Erica deVeer, Stephanie Doyle, Cara Duryea, Meiloni Erickson, Eli Gay, Tyler Gillespie, Caroline Goetze, Michael Haines, Jennifer Hanks, Clare Harmon, Courtney Hilden, Jade Hurter, Laurin Jefferson, Alexander Johnson, Andrew Kooy, Aaron Kuper, Maya Lowy, Ross Peter Nelson, Kami Ownbey, Andrea Panzeca, Christopher Peters, Michelle Reagan, Allison Reu, William Hirzel Richardson, Traci Rosenbaum, Ricardo Savini, Andrew Siegrist. Rachel Slager, Adam Schwartz, Roxy Seay, B.D. Stillion, Lee Strickler, Tommy Turpish, Lauren Underwood, Lauren Walter & Isabelle Whitman

Associate Editors Emeriti

Robert Bell, Adam Peltz, Amberly Fox, Barb Johnson, Lish McBride, Jesse Manley, Jamie Amos, April Blevins, Carrie Chappell & Melissa Remark