Founded in 2002, Bayou Magazine is a biannual, national literary magazine published by The University of New Orleans. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, 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
Reda Wigle & Amie Geistman
Associate Editors
Barb Johnson Fiction Editor
Richard Goodman Nonfiction Editor
Carolyn Hembree Poetry Editor
Barb Johnson Web Editor
Isabelle Barany & Emma Seely
Associate Fiction Editors
Christy Lorio
Associate Nonfiction Editor
Skye Jackson & Carmin Wong
Associate Poetry Editor
Olivia Post
Associate Web Editor
Associate Editors Emeriti

Jamie Amos, Robert Bell, April Blevins, Danny Caporaletti, Carrie Chappell, Amberly Fox, Carolyn Goetze, Barb Johnson, Marian Kaufman, Jesse Manley, Lish McBride, Kailyn McCord, Adam Peltz, Melissa Remark, Nora Seilheimer, Luke Sirinides, Phinnie Zahareas