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