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
|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|
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