Contests

Spring poetry and nonfiction contests are now open for submissions!

Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize

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, but please do not send any individual poems longer than three pages.

All contest entrants will receive a complimentary copy of the contest issue, Passages North #39.

Prize: First place winner will be awarded $1000 and publication in Passages North. One or more honorable mentions may also be selected for publication.
Submission fee: $15
Contest deadline: April 15, 2017

Judge: Ocean Vuong.

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Ray Ventre Nonfiction Prize

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). All contest entrants will receive a complimentary copy of the contest issue, Passages North #38.

Prize: First place winner will be awarded $1000 and publication in Passages North. One or more honorable mentions may also be selected for publication.
Submission fee: $15
Contest deadline: April 15, 2017

Judge: Jenny Boully.

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Submit hardcopy

Send paper manuscripts to Passages North, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855. Please indicate the contest name on the envelope, and make checks payable to “Northern Michigan University.” Contact passages@nmu.edu with any questions.

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