Submissions

Passages North is closed for regular submissions and will reopen September 1, 2016. We are currently accepting brief essays about the writing life for our online Writers on Writing series.

Please see the guidelines for each genre below.

  • Urgent and Timely Responses

    Use this space for the breath you can't quite catch. Use this space because your heart can't hold any more. Use this space to comfort the grieving, or to resist the violence that won't let up. Responses can encompass any of the genres Passages typically accepts; the only requirement is that they be direct responses to current events. Please indicate which genre you consider the piece to be so we can be sure to categorize it correctly. Submissions will be open as long as there are things to respond to, and will be published online.

    PLEASE NOTE: Passages North seeks to create an inclusive space for writers from marginalized communities. Because these pieces are specifically in response to real-world news, we are particularly looking to include perspectives from within those communities affected. Simply put: use your head, use your heart, and make good choices.




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  • Writers on Writing

    Contribute to Passages North's online Writers on Writing column. Send us short essays about how you write, craft tricks you're willing to disclose, frustrations about your muse. Send us your lamentations and praises. Tell us stories about stories. Share your insider info. Read our previous contributors and fill in the gaps. (Please include a short bio.)

    Accepted Document Types: doc, docx, txt, rtf
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  • Spoken-Word Poetry Submissions

    We are looking for poems that shock us, poems that grab us by our shirt collars, poems that take us on a ride and leave us somewhere we’ve never been before. We want your voice to rush our ears and leave them stinging. We don’t care if you are touring the country performing or if you only perform your poems for your cat. We want that dirty secret, that gasp for air, that pulse of you that can’t just be written down. Send us up to three audio (mp3, mp4, m4a) or video (wav) files.
    Accepted Document Types: mp3, mp4, m4a, wav, mov
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