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: Ariel Berry
Managing Editor: Tim Conrad
Drama Editor: Amber Palmer
Fiction Editors: Samantha Atkins, Kai Harris, Bradford Kammin
Guest Creative Nonfiction Editor: Claire Robbins
Poetry Editors: Kenny Jakubas
Assistant Poetry Editors: Nicole Mason, Julia Roth
Faculty Advisor: Thisbe Nissen
Advisory Editors: Nancy Eimers, Steve Feffer, Richard Katrovas, William Olsen