Founded in 2002, Bayou Magazine is a biannual, international 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, 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 LeakeEditor in Chief
Spencer Martin & Dorothy NguyenAssociate Editors
Barb JohnsonFiction Editor
Richard GoodmanNonfiction Editor
Carolyn HembreePoetry Editor
Barb JohnsonWeb Editor
Emma Seely & Juliette StoltzAssociate Fiction Editors
Teo Chesney & Kirsten ReneauAssociate Nonfiction Editors
Isaac Lauritsen & Nikki Ummel Associate Poetry Editor
Alex MoersenAssociate Web Editor
Allyson Langhoff & Annie GaiaAssociate Social Media Editors
Ashlee Beals, Ryan Mayer, & Natalka ProszacInterns
Associate Editors Emeriti

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