September 1 – May 1: We accept Open Submissions.
October 1 – January 1: We accept Contest Submissions.
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Publication Rights and Responsibilities
We do not accept submissions from those who are current or former students or faculty of the University of New Orleans.
After publication in Bayou Magazine, all rights revert to the author. Payment is one contributor copy unless otherwise specified by genre. All work published in Bayou Magazine is considered for Pushcart Prize nominations. All prose is sent annually to Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories for consideration.
We are a member of and adhere to the contest standards established by the CLMP.