We publish two issues of Passager Journal each year, as well as a number of books of poetry, short stories, and memoir.

Passager Books only considers book manuscripts from writers who have had work previously published in our journal. This allows us to build a relationship with our authors and their work. Please submit to the journal so we can get to know you!

At this time, we are not reading unsolicited book manuscripts until further notice. Thank you.

Submitting to the Journal:

Passager Journal publishes an Open Issue (poetry, memoir/personal essay, and short fiction), and a Poetry Contest Issue (poetry only). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse through some of our older issues, or order sample copies.


Requirements for all submissions:

Writers must be age 50 or older at the time of publication to submit work. (Poetry Contests are typically published around July/August of each year, and Open Issues around January/February.)
We prefer hard copy submissions, but for your convenience, you may also submit online via Submittable. All paper entries may be mailed to:

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Include your name and contact information on each page (even for the Poetry Contest, or when submitting online).
No previously published work will be considered.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere!
No email entries.

Questions? Email Christine at Editors@passagerbooks.com


2017 Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Harry Bauld, this year’s Passager Poet from the Bronx, New York! And congratulations also to the many other wonderful poets in this issue.

It’s not too late to subscribe for this issue! Order here.

The reading period for our next Poetry Contest will resume in February 2018. Stay tuned!


2018 Open Issue

The reading period has closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted. We hope to finish sending our notifications by mid to late October.


Submitting to Passager Books:

We are not reading unsolicited manuscripts until further notice. Thank you.