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

Assistant Fiction Editor:  Ariel Berry

Nonfiction Editor:  Ariel Berry

Poetry Editor:  Alyssa Jewell

Faculty Advisor:  Thisbe Nissen

Advisory Editors:  Steve Feffer, Nancy Eimers, Jaimy Gordon, Arnie Johnston, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen