Review and interview submissions may find a home in a print issue of Third Coast, or, with your permission, on 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.