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Bayou Magazine

Bayou Magazine
Bayou Magazine is a biannual literary magazine with national circulation published by the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. Each issue contains short fiction, non-fiction and poetry from established, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. In keeping with the aesthetics and goals of the Creative Writing Workshop, Bayou is especially interested in discovering and showcasing fresh literary voices. The journal awards yearly contests in both fiction and poetry. And in one issue every year, Bayou features the winning one-act play and short story from the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Competitions. We are a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, and annually nominate several published works for the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award and Best American Essays. Supported by the University of New Orleans English Department and the UNO Foundation, Bayou is a non-profit journal for the arts.

Blackbird

Blackbird
Poetry: send up to six poems at a time. Single-space, please; set your poem as you want it to appear on the printed page. (If submitting online, put all poems into one document, as the submissions software will not allow you to submit individual poems separately.) Fiction: Double-space, please. We primarily look for short stories, but novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Nonfiction: Double-space, please. We primarily look for personal essays, but memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Unsolicited book reviews and criticism are not considered. Gallery: Plays are accepted. We do not accept unsolicited visual art work, but if you produce video essays, please query us about your work.

Cardinal Sins

Cardinal Sins
Cardinal Sins is Saginaw Valley State University's arts and writing magazine. We are run by the students and faculty of SVSU. Although regular submissions for Cardinal Sins are only open to SVSU students, faculty, and alumni, our annual contest is open to everyone!

Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse
Recent poems from Crazyhorse were selected for reprint in The Best American Poetry 2008 and 2007 and The Pushcart Prize anthology, recent fiction in The Best American Short Stories 2008. Richard Jackson?s poem ?Cain?s Legacy,? won a 2004 Pushcart Prize. Dinty W. Moore?s essay ?Son of Mr. Green Jeans,? was reprinted in the January 2004 Harper?s Magazine. Read excerpts online: http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu. Since 1960, Crazyhorse has published John Updike, Raymond Carver, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Ha Jin, James Wright, Carolyn Forch?, Charles Simic, Lynda Hull, Charles Wright, Jean Valentine, and Billy Collins. Past authors have been reprinted in the annual Pushcart Prize and Best American anthologies, have won Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the O. Henry Prize, have been Guggenheim fellows and NEA Fellowship recipients.