Passages North is open for Nonfiction/Hybrids, Poetry, and Short-Shorts from Sept 1-April 15. We are open for Fiction submissions from Sept 1-Oct 15 and Jan 1-Feb 15. Poetry and creative nonfiction contests are now open as well, until April 15.

Please note that your submission, especially if it is on the shorter side, may be considered for online publication. 

Happy submitting!

Ends on April 16, 2019$15.00
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We encourage creative nonfiction submissions without constraints on content or form. Send your best essays our way: lyric essays, personal essays, memoir, literary journalism, or hybrid work (up to 10,000 words.) The contest fee is $15.00 per essay and submissions will close April 15, 2019.

Judge: Tyrese L. Coleman

First prize: $1000 and publication in Passages North. One or more honorable mentions may also be selected and published. Guest judges read blind, so please leave your name and other identifying information off your manuscript.

All entrants receive a copy of the contest issue. (Students of Northern Michigan University and close friends of the Passages North staff are not eligible.)


Ends on April 16, 2019$15.00
$15.00

We will consider all forms of poetry for the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, including lyric, experimental, and formal work. Up to three poems may be submitted in one document. Contest will close April 15, 2019.

Guest judge:  Tarfia Faizullah

First prize: $1000 and publication in Passages North. One or more honorable mentions my also be selected and published. Guest judges read blind, so please leave your name and other identifying information off your manuscript.

All entrants receive a copy of the contest issue. (Students of Northern Michigan University and close friends of the Passages North staff are not eligible.)


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