Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest Issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse through some of our older issues, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to:

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


2017 Open Issue

Submit work for the Open Issue between June 1 and September 15, 2016. Please send:

  • Up to five poems (40-line maximum for each) and/or up to 4,000 words of fiction/nonfiction
  • An email or a self-addressed stamped envelope (for notification)
  • A cover letter and brief bio

We prefer hard copy submissions, but for your convenience, you may also submit online via Submittable.
Include your name and contact information on each page.
No previously published work.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere!
No email entries.

Questions? Email Christine at Editors@passagerbooks.com


2016 Poetry Contest


The 2016 Passager Poetry Contest has closed! Thank you so much to everyone who sent their work!



Passager Books is not reading unsolicited book manuscripts at this time. Thank you.