Founded in 1995 by graduate students of the Western Michigan University English department, Third Coast is one of the nation’s premier literary magazines—and one of only a handful of nationally distributed literary magazines to regularly include four genres; Third Coast consistently publishes excellent and often award-winning fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
In the past several years, stories published in Third Coast have gone on to appear in the O. Henry Award Series, the Pushcart Prize anthologies, and Best of the West: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri. Poetry first featured in the journal has been selected for Best New Poets and the Pushcart Prize Series.
Editor in Chief: S.Marie LaFata-Clay
Managing Editor: David Greendonner
Drama Editor: Darcy Sturges
Fiction Editors: Claire Robbins, Bradford Kammin, Cody Greene
Nonfiction Editor: Ariel Berry
Poetry Editors: Rob Evory, Alyssa Jewell
Faculty Advisor: Thisbe Nissen
Advisory Editors: Steve Feffer, Nancy Eimers, Jaimy Gordon, Arnie Johnston, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen