Bayou Magazine is a biannual, national literary magazine published by 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
Danny Caporaletti & Caroline Goetze Associate Editors
Kailyn McCord Assistant Editor
Barb Johnson Fiction Editor
Randy Bates Nonfiction Editor
Carolyn Hembree Poetry Editor
Meiloni Erickson & Katie Pfalzgraff Associate Fiction Editors
Kenneth Solstis & Edie Talley Associate Nonfiction Editors
Laurin Jefferson & Jessica Morey-Collins Associate Poetry Editors
Staff Readers

Nordette Adams, Erica deVeer, Tyler Gillespie, Jennifer Hanks, Clare Harmon, Courtney Hilden, Jade Hurter,  Alexander Johnson, Andrew Kooy, Aaron Kuper, Maya Lowy, Andrea Panzeca, Michelle Reagan,Traci Rosenbaum, Andrew Siegrist. Rachel Slager, Adam Schwartz, Roxy Seay, B.D. Stillion,  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