About

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. Our mission is to publish exceptional, exciting work by both established and emerging writers.

Writing that first appeared in Bayou Magazine has been short-listed for Pen-America Awards and the Pushcart Prize, and it has been named in the notable essays list in The Best American Essays.

Joanna LeakeEditor in Chief
Spencer Martin & Dorothy NguyenAssociate Editors
Barb JohnsonFiction Editor
Juliette Stoltz & Alex MoersenAssociate Fiction Editors
Richard GoodmanNonfiction Editor
Jessica Brasseur & Elyse HauserAssociate Nonfiction Editors
Carolyn HembreePoetry Editor
Isaac Lauritsen & Nikki UmmelAssociate Poetry Editors
Barb JohnsonWeb Editor & Business Manager
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