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: Kai Harris
Managing Editor: Chris M. Williams-Morales
Drama Editor: Amber Palmer
Fiction Editors: Leslee Chan, Tim Conrad
Guest Creative Nonfiction Editor: Claire Robbins
Poetry Editors: Nicole Mason, Kenny Jakubas
Assistant Poetry Editor: Tim Windy
Faculty Advisor: Thisbe Nissen
Advisory Editors: Nancy Eimers, Steve Feffer, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen