Please see individual listings for specific submission guidelines.
Ends on December 15, 2016

Submit manuscripts of up to 8,500 words (or up to 25 pages)

  • For short shorts, we accept up to three at a time (please submit short shorts in one electronic document).

  • Fiction submissions should be typed, double-spaced, openly margined, and printed clearly.

  • The author's name, address, email address, and phone number should be included on the first page. Each subsequent page should have a page number.

  • Ends on December 15, 2016
    • Poetry should be typed and single-spaced, with the author's name and contact info on the first page.

    • Stanza breaks should be double-spaced.

    • Please send no more than three poems at a time (with a maximum of ten pages total per submission).

    • Please submit all poems in one electronic document.
    • If a submitted poem is accepted elsewhere, please log into your account and make a note on your submission of the poem(s) that are no longer available.

    Ends on December 15, 2016
    • Submit manuscripts of up to 7,000 words.

    • Nonfiction submissions should be typed, double-spaced, openly margined, and printed clearly.

    • The author's name, address, email address, and phone number should be included on the first page. Each subsequent page should have a page number and the author's name or title of the piece.

    Ends on December 15, 2016
    • Please submit one-act plays of no more than 20 pages.

    • Third Coast strongly encourages the submission of 10-minute plays that have had readings or productions, but have not received publication.

    • Please submit in standard play format.

    Review and interview submissions may find a home in a print issue of Third Coast, or, with your permission, on thirdcoastmagazine.com. See specific guidelines for each genre below.

    • Book Reviews:

      • Third Coast welcomes submissions of reviews of 500-2,000 words on new or forthcoming books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays, as well as reviews of full-length plays. 

        Third Coast strongly prefers reviews of first or second books, or books from smaller presses (we'll probably pass on that review of Alice Munro's newest). 

        Third Coast does not accept queries/requests for book reviews of specific books or authors. 

    • Interviews:

      • Third Coast welcomes submissions of both interviews (a conversation between two or more people) and Q&A (an "interview" where a writer responds to a series of prewritten questions). Interviews should run between 2,000 and 6,000 words; Q&A submissions can run shorter. 
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