New Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry by Marcia Aldrich, Monica Berlin, Traci Brimhall, Karen Hays, BJ Hollars, Melissa Goodrich, Amy Holt, Matthew Fogarty, Michael Martone, GC Waldrep, Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge, Lydia Ship, Sean Webb and more.
Turnpike by Kathryn E. Hill
Managing Editor Robin McCarthy on today’s bonus story: Kathryn E. Hill’s “Turnpike” won my heart with the line “…she died like the Venus de… [more]
The Books by Young Rader
Managing editor Matt Weinkam on today’s short: This is my favorite kind of fiction. “The Books” moves fast, reads funny, and appears light, but surprises… [more]
How to Celebrate a Birthday by John Hart
Sarah Bates on today's bonus poem: How much of ourselves do we give to the mundane? To Tuesday and Thursday, back stairwells and morning? How much of our… [more]
Notes from Crew Quarters — Lit Mag Names
This week, Mike Jacoby asked our crew what they would name their fantasy lit mag.
Associate Editor, Poetry
I would… [more]
Writers on Writing #102: Jackson Connor
The Novel and Our Lives
I never first set out to write anything about the steel mill. Rather, I came home from a twelve-hour shift one day, scrubbed the… [more]
Clairvoyance by Kimberly O’Connor
Tracy Haack on today's bonus essay: Kimberly O'Connor pairs unexpected images to simultaneously grow and shrink the world. Her writing slows time to give… [more]
Notes from Crew Quarters – Break Glass in Case of Zombies
In this week's column, we get a taste of our staff's contingency plans in the case of a zombie apocalypse. We also get to note how little mention is made… [more]
Animal Skin by Dana Diehl
Annie Bilancini on today's bonus short": Dana Diehl’s writing is symphonic. It’s a movement. On the page, the low hum of strings is matched with the… [more]
Writers on Writing #101: Steven Moore
What Was True Then
I try to imagine a specific reader in time and space. Sometimes I imagine myself. Not the current one, but a recent one: Steven back… [more]
Notes from Crew Quarters—Snacks!
We asked our editors, As a teen what was your weird after-school snack?
Associate Editor, Poetry
St. Louis, Missouri
I used to eat… [more]
We received hundreds of strong submissions to our Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize and Hrushka Nonfiction Prize this spring. Congratulations to the following writers, whose submissions have been added to the [...]
Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, and and creative nonfiction since 1979. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Passages North, NMU, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.