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
Marian Kaufman & Nora Seilheimer Associate Editors
Barb Johnson Fiction Editor
Richard Goodman Nonfiction Editor
Carolyn Hembree Poetry Editor
Barb Johnson Media Editor
Thomas Price & Anna Tatelman Associate Fiction Editors
Christine Stevralia & Heidi McKinley Associate Nonfiction Editors
Ellie Lindner & Shaina Monet Associate Poetry Editors
Isabelle Barany Associate Media Editor
Associate Editors Emeriti

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