Ends on April 16, 2017

$15.00 USD

We encourage nonfiction submissions without constraints on content or form. Send your best creative nonfiction 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, 2017.

Judge: Jenny Boully

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 friends of the Passages North staff are not eligible.)


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