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