We've hit our limit of free submissions for October, but we'll be back open for free submissions on November1! (Fiction will reopen on January 1. See you then. :)
Passages North is open to submissions of poetry, short-shorts, nonfiction, and hybrid work from Sept 1 until April 15. Our fiction reading periods are shorter, from Sept 1 until Oct 15 and Jan 1 until Feb 15. The magazine is an accomplice to the LGBTQIA+ community, Black Lives Matter, and abolitionist movements wherever they may be found, comprised itself of many editors at the intersections of various communities, so we strongly encourage BIPOC, disabled, economically marginalized, and queer and trans writers to submit. Though Passages North does not pay contributors at this time, we promise to treat your work with care and to shout our love via our social media platforms.
Please be mindful of our editorial staff when you submit to Passages North. We are not interested in reading racist, misogynistic, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, or any otherwise hateful work. Nor are we interested in white savior narratives. Before you click submit, consider that our staff is comprised of queer editors, editors of color, editors with their own personal histories of assault and trauma and disability. Certainly, we understand how difficulties of living in a highly imperfect world can and should make their way onto the page in our creative work, and PN is excited to publish work that handles those difficulties with nuance. If you’re wondering if your submission needs a content warning, go ahead and add it to your document and know that we appreciate your care. If you imagine your piece could be hurtful to any specific segment of the population, please find another venue.
See specific genre guidelines below and be well, Rocketeers.
We always want to keep regular submissions free, but if you'd like to contribute a small donation to PN, this is the spot. Your contribution helps us showcase literature that matters. Rocket Fuel submissions will be processed at the same rate, and with the same consideration, as regular submissions. We can't tell you how much we appreciate your generosity. Thank you!