In 1990, in Baltimore, Passager was born. The idea was to bring attention to older writers, to encourage the imagination throughout our lives, and to create a publication so beautiful and welcoming that people would want to read it and be published in it.
To date, we’ve published over 50 issues of Passager magazine, almost 800 poets and over 200 fiction writers and memoirists.
Passager Books, founded in 2005, has published poetry collections, anthologies, and memoirs.
When Passager began, it was unusual to find new work from men and women in their 80s and 90s, but now we are happy to report that more and more authors join those ranks every day.
In 2011, we celebrated our twenty-first anniversary with a conference and book launch in Baltimore. The event was attended by over ninety guests from around the country, and we felt our Passager community become a little closer as authors and editors all met. We are fueled by the passion those readers and writers brought to the conference and continue to bring to each issue of Passager.
—the Editors, Mary Azrael and Kendra Kopelke