Interview with Michael Knight

Michael Knight_photo credit Judith Welch

“It’s a shame when talented writers quit the short story, especially when the decision comes down to money or readership—novels pay more, right, and they sell better and they often receive more critical attention. That’s not a particularly good reason to make any decision regarding literature or art.”

Read the whole interview here

Literary New Orleans: June 2017

Dr. Harris

Jessica B. Harris at Garden District

Thursday the 1st

Discussion and signing with Jessica B. Harris featuring her book, My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM

Book launch with Paige Bowers featuring her book, The General’s Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France, Octavia Books, 6 PM

See all June Events here

It Pays to Publish with Bayou Magazine

My generation was maybe the last in which you could set up shop as a writer and hope to make a living at it. –John Updike


Hold up there, John Updike. Bayou is turning back the clock.

We are pleased to announce that Bayou Magazine will pay authors for all fiction and nonfiction manuscripts submitted and published after February 1, 2017. Please refer to genre Submission Guidelines for more details.