Ends on May 1, 2020

• 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, and contact information (including an email address).


  • We will consider no more than 5 poems at a time. Please include all 5 poems in one submission" after "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.

Response Time:

If after 5 months you have not received a response from us, feel free to contact us by email at bayoumagazine@gmail.com, 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 is ineligible to submit.