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Bayou Magazine

We accept submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art September 1 through May 1.

About the Journal

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.

Bayou Magazine‘s mission is to present exceptional, original writing by both established and emerging writers. For more information about the magazine, go to  or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.