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: Amanda Scott

Managing Editor: Charli Spier

Fiction Editors: Daniel Alexander, Latifa Ayad-Hall, Isaac Grimaldi, and Emilie Helmbold

Assistant Fiction Editors: Chris Alm, Ben Carr, Chris Colegrove, James D’Angelo, Tristan Heibel, Tayler Mercil, Joseph Niduaza, and David Yarnall

Creative Nonfiction Editors: Sophie Khan and Claire Robbins

Poetry Editors: Andrew Collard and Alyssa Jewell

Assistant Poetry Editors: Emily Daniel, Alyssa McIntire Start, Denise Miller, Vika Pashby, Michelle Ringle-Barrett, and David Yarnall

Drama Editor: Kristen Field

Social Media Editors: Andrew Collard and Athena Osburn

Layout Editor: Danielle Isaiah

Faculty Advisor: Thisbe Nissen

Advisory Editors: Nancy Eimers, Steve Feffer, Richard Katrovas, and William Olsen