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.


Editors in Chief:  Alyssa Jewell and Denise Miller

Fiction Editors: Cody Greene and Claire Robbins

Assistant Fiction Editors:  Shahana Afsar, James D’Angelo, Kathryn Johnson, Charli Spier, and Ben Yusen

Creative Nonfiction Editors:  Claire Robbins and Amanda Scott

Poetry Editors: Andrew Collard, Alyssa Jewell, and Denise Miller

Drama Editor: Kristen Field

Social Media Editor:  Andrew Collard

Layout Editor: Abigail Goodhart

Faculty Advisor:  Thisbe Nissen

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