Bayou Magazine is a biannual literary magazine with national circulation that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and the winner of the annual Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Contest. Bayou Magazine‘s mission is to present exceptional, original writing by both established and emerging writers. For news, reviews, contests, audio content, links to everything else you might need including our university homepage, go to bayoumagazine.org and for the latest Bayou news and information about our events, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Ends on May 1, 2017
Please do not submit more often than once every 3 months. Excessive submissions will be rejected.

We do not accept previously published work. This includes material that has appeared online in any form or format, including personal blogs.


• We accept simultaneous submissions provided you promptly withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.


• All work should be double-spaced, 12 point,Times New Roman. 


• Please include a cover page with title, author, contact information (including an email address).


Guidelines
Limit length to 7,500 words or less. Flash fiction and short-shorts are welcome. Novel excerpts are welcome ONLY IF they can stand alone as short stories. We do not accept gothic, horror, or juvenile fiction.

If you are submitting flash fiction, we will only read ONE SUBMISSION at a time. Please DO NOT send several pieces as a single submission. We will read one and the rest will be digitally recycled.

Publication Rights and Payment
After publication in Bayou Magazine, all rights revert to the author. Payment is two contributor’s copies. 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.

• If after 4 months you have not received a response from us, feel free to contact us by email at bayou@uno.edu, and we will be happy to check on the status of your submission.

Anyone who has been a student at the University of New Orleans in the last 10 years is ineligible to submit. 
Ends on May 1, 2017

• We do not accept previously published work. This includes material that has appeared online in any form or format, including personal blogs.

• We accept simultaneous submissions provided you promptly withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

• Please include a cover page with title, author, contact information (including an email address).


Guidelines
We will consider no more than 5 poems at a time. Only withdraw your poetry submission if you would like to withdraw all poems from consideration. To withdraw specific poems from your submission, add a note through Submittable to your submission listing which poems you'd like to remove from consideration.

Publication Rights and Payment
After publication in Bayou Magazine, all rights revert to the author. Payment is two contributor’s copies. All work published in Bayou Magazine is considered for Pushcart Prize nominations.

• If after 4 months you have not received a response from us, feel free to contact us by email at bayou@uno.edu, and we will be happy to check on the status of your submission.

Anyone who has been a student at the University of New Orleans in the last 10 years is ineligible to submit.

Ends on May 1, 2017

• We do not accept previously published work. This includes material that has appeared online in any form or format, including personal blogs.


• We accept simultaneous submissions provided you promptly withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.


• All work should double-spaced, 12 point, standard font (Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambria, Arial). 


• Please include a cover page with title, author, contact information (including an email address).


Guidelines
Limit length to 7,500 words or less. We are looking for literary nonfiction, creative personal essays, and lyric essays. No scholarly articles please.


Publication Rights and Payment
After publication in Bayou Magazine, all rights revert to the author. Payment is two contributor’s copies. 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.

• If after 4 months you have not received a response from us, feel free to contact us by email at bayou@uno.edu, and we will be happy to check on the status of your submission.

Anyone who has been a student at the University of New Orleans in the last 10 years is ineligible to submit. 
Ends on January 1, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

WINNER will receive $1,000 and a year's subscription to Bayou Magazine. 

FINALISTS will be named on our website. 

The 2016 Judge of the James Knudsen Prize in Fiction is Anne Raeff. 

- Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction, no longer than 7500 words.

- Reading fee: $20, includes a contest issue.

- You may enter more than one story, but each submission must be uploaded separately with its own entry fee.

- We accept novel excerpts if the submission stands alone as a complete short story. 

-Please enter  your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission into our online form. DO NOT include your name on the pages of the story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.

Note: UNO students and alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years are not eligible for publication in Bayou Magazine. All current and former Bayou staff, as well as current or former students of either judge, are ineligible to submit.

Ends on January 1, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

WINNER will receive $1,000, publication and a year subscription. FINALISTS will be named on our website and blog. Our 2016 Judge for the Kay Murphy Prize in Poetry is Myung Mi Kim. 

- Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry.
- Reading fee: $20, includes a contest issue.
- You may enter up to three poems per entry.

- Please enter your cover letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission into our online form. DO NOT include your name on the pages of the story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.

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UNO students and alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years are not eligible for publication in BayouAll current and former Bayou staff, as well as current or former students of either judge, are ineligible to submit.
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A one-year subscription includes two issues, one fall and one spring release. You can subscribe  for one year to Bayou Magazine for $15.

Subscriptions begin with our most recent issue, unless you specify otherwise. 

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A one-year subscription includes two issues, one fall and one spring release. Returning subscribers receive a discounted rate for a subscription to Bayou Magazine for $13.

Subscriptions begin with our most recent issue, unless you specify otherwise. 

Please fill out the following forms with your name, address, email and phone number.

Thank you for supportting the magazine!